You can sue for your injuries if an elevator pulley system malfunctioned or broke down. An elevator not supposed to hurt people. If the elevator causes an injury clearly there is something defective about the elevator that should have been addressed before the injury was sustained. Contact a lawyer after you seek medical attention. The lawyer will be able to help preserve evidence and contact the insurance carrier of the building owner. It is possible you have a case against the elevator manufacturer, maintenance company, or other defendants. A personal injury lawyer will be able to make the correct claims. Brian Dettman at Dettman Law in Louisville, Kentucky has experience handling elevator injury cases. Call 502-444-HURT for a free consultation.