Elevators are found in almost all buildings that have more than one story, as these machines are convenient for everyday users as well as handicapped users. However, elevators can pose serious threats to one’s physical safety when they malfunction or become unsafe. In many cases where elevators become dangerous, it is the negligence of the property owner or manufacturer that causes an accident. These accidents, which can usually be prevented through greater responsibility and precaution on the behalf of property owners and manufacturers, can cause great harm to unsuspecting people.
An elevator accident can be caused by a number of factors, depending on what party is responsible for the accident. Some ways in which the negligent actions of others may lead to an elevator accident include:
Unfortunately, any of these problems could easily lead to an elevator accident. Often such accidents cause multiple people serious injuries due to the number of people riding in an elevator and the severity of the accident.
Manufacturers and property owners are responsible for making safe elevators and maintaining the integrity of these elevators, respectively. Thus, if you or someone you care about has suffered physical or emotional injury because you were in an elevator accident, a property owner may be responsible for any costs that you’ve incurred. To learn more about your legal situation, talk with a lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.