Dangerous Elevator Defects
It is the responsibility of property owners or managers to make their premises safe for clients, guests, or other visitors. When a property owner fails in this important duty, resulting in someone’s injury or even death, he or she can be held legally accountable for the damages. Unfortunately, one common but potentially hazardous feature of many properties is the elevator.
If you or someone you love was injured in an elevator accident due to an irresponsible property owner, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and emotional trauma. Contact a San Diego accident attorney at Ritter & Associates today to learn more about your rights. Call us at (619) 296-0123.
Common Elevator Flaws
Most people ride an elevator several times a week, if not every day. This makes it easy to forget the potential dangers of these machines. However, elevators are complex systems, and there are numerous ways in which they can malfunction, including:
- Bad wiring, leading to electrocution or entrapment
- Malfunctioning pulley system, which can cause elevator free fall
- Broken safety features such as door closing sensor
- Faulty repairs or lack of inspection
- Unbalanced leveling
- Misalignment with the floors of the building
Property owners and managers should protect the safety of their visitors by having any elevators regularly inspected, updated, and repaired. Failure to do so can result in devastating elevator injuries for innocent victims.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent property owner or manager. Contact Ritter & Associates to talk to a San Diego accident lawyer today at (619) 296-0123.