Nothing worst than being trapped in an elevator. Although elevators are relatively save, sometimes they fail to open or perhaps the doors close very quickly. It feels even worse when the elevator fails to arrive at the desired destination and your are stuck in between floors. Whatever your situation is, make sure you contact a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an elevator accident.
This is one of the most common causes of elevators accidents. Misleveling is usually a problems of elevators built from 1930 to 1960. In order to file a successful claim, your lawyer must prove there were similar accidents in this elevator before. Also, there may be violations related to brake problems and leveling citations.
Dysfunctional elevator doors are another common cause of elevator accidents. Passengers get injured often by a door closing too suddenly. These accidents generally happen on elevators with hallway doors. Sometimes problems with speed of the elevator can injure passengers. Even elevators with swinging doors can cause problems and crushing injuries to passengers when the elevator doors close too quickly.
Apparently speeding can also cause elevator accidents. This is especially dangerous for elevators on tall buildings as there may be more speed impact causing injuries on knees and legs. Over-speed should be detected by the elevator mechanisms but if they are defective chances are the elevator will fail to stop.
Passengers involved in these types of accidents sustain the most severe injuries. Falls are generally caused by defective door interlocks, elevators stopping before they should, and untrained personnel that help remove passengers from a broken elevator. Whether it was caused by mechanism malfunction or other parties’ actions, make sure you contact a personal injury attorney about the matter.
There are other causes of elevator accidents:
Elevator accidents are not a pretty scenario to become part of but like all accidents, they just happen. It’s good to stay calm as agitation may only make things worst.
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