You can sue for an elevator that has faulty wires or poor maintenance. The owner/operator of an elevator owes a duty to those using it legally to make sure it is safe. This includes persons that are invited on the property. If an owner/operator of an elevator fails to take adequate steps to maintain the elevator they can be held liable for damages. The type of lawyer you need for an elevator injury case is a personal injury lawyer. The consultation should be free and the lawyer should only be paid if the case is successful. Brian Dettman at Dettman Law in Louisville, Kentucky has experience working on elevator injury and death cases.