Elevator Accident Attorney
Elevators are a convenient and useful mode of transportation, especially for people working in or visiting buildings with many floors. However, there can be mishaps and malfunctions with elevators, just like with any other type of mechanical equipment. Oftentimes, when an elevator accident takes place it is the fault of the manufacturer or the service vendors. The elevator may have defective parts or was improperly serviced. When many people think about elevator accidents, they envision dramatic movie scenes where the car’s cable are hanging on by a thread, ready to snap at any moment. However, this type of accident is virtually nonexistent. That being said, elevator accidents can still result in serious personal injury. According to the federal government, approximately 27 people die each year in elevator accidents and more than 11,000 are injured. Furthermore, 245 out of every 10,000 elevator technicians and repairmen are injured or die while on the job. If you or someone you love has been involved in an elevator accident, please contact a premises liability attorney from Rad Law Firm at one of our convenient locations in Beverly Hills, CA or Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Brownsville, TX.
Common Causes of Elevator Accidents
Elevator accidents are considered ‘premises liability cases’, which means they occur as a result of the property owner or manager’s negligence, defective equipment, poor maintenance, or other unsafe conditions. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents include the following:
- The elevator gets stuck between floors
- The elevator accelerates or drops in speed
- The elevator doors do not open or close when expected
- The elevator suddenly stops
- The elevator doors close on an embarking or debarking passenger
There are a wide range of injuries that elevator accidents can lead to, such as broken bones, back injuries, and wrongful death. If you have sustained an injury in an elevator accident and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today.
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Elevators and elevator parts are not subject to federal inspections or recalls. While state and local governments are fairly diligent about inspections, elevator accidents can and do occur. Elevators can stop unlevel with the floor outside, causing passengers to trip and fall when entering or exiting. Wiring malfunctions, improper inspections, unqualified repair people, and open shafts are some of the other causes of injury and death.
Needless to say, elevators are complicated machines. Liability can reside with the manufacturer, outside maintenance people, the building owners, and others. Expert testimony from mechanical engineers is often necessary to prove liability. At Rad Law Firm, we are here to help you after an elevator accident. We can help you to recover from an elevator accident, either on a construction site or in an occupied building.
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