While our client was in an elevator carrying boxes weighing approximately 40 pounds, the elevator suddenly descended. It jerked and dropped abruptly causing our client to be thrown forcefully to the floor. As a result she sustained a tear of the ligaments of her right knee, cervical sprain and strain and bilateral carpal tunnel injuries. Extensive investigation revealed numerous repair slips showing prior problems with the elevator. Our expert was able to recreate the accident and determine that the defendant’s failure to remedy the prior problems was the cause of the accident. The defendants hotly contested their failure to adequately respond to prior complaints and presented expert testimony refuting how the accident occurred. In addition, the defendant had testimony from their examining physician that the knee injury had healed and the other injuries were unrelated to the accident.