Elevator Accident Lawyers
According to Consumer Watch, U.S. elevators make 18 billion passenger trips per year. About 27 people are killed in elevator accidents each year, and injuries from elevators affect about 10,200 people per year. An office building, hotel, and apartment are just a few examples of the many places an elevator accident can take place. These building owners are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, and ensuring that the elevators are safe. If an elevator malfunctions and someone is hurt or killed, the following may be held liable: the building owner, maintenance company, and/or elevator manufacturer.
Elevator Defects and Malfunction
Elevators are subject to defects or malfunction in the following ways, many of which can be dangerous and even fatal to users:
- Faulty wiring, elevator control malfunction, or a risk of electrocution
- Incomplete repairs, maintenance, or inspections by unqualified personnel
- Open shaft, or the risk of fall due to faulty doors or other failures to protect passengers from entry
- Pulley system malfunction, or a mechanical breakdown or defect causing an elevator to drop rapidly within the shaft
- Unbalanced leveling and the failure of the elevator to line up with the floor
- Wiring malfunction or entrapment due to the heat from fire or water from emergency sprinklers or hoses
If you or a loved on have suffered an elevator accident injury, you shouldn’t have to deal with all of the legal headache. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.