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Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Elevator Malfunction

Premises Liability Lawyers

Elevators have become a fixture of modern life, conveying us to and from offices, retail stores or hospital floors. Almost a million elevators are in service throughout the United States, each carrying an average of 20,000 people per year. And elevators, for the most part, are very safe. Yet the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that an average of 27 people die each year in elevator accidents. More than 10,000 more are injured in such accidents every year.

Death and injury from elevator malfunction accidents may result from many causes, including:

  • pulley or mechanical failure that causes an elevator to drop or rise rapidly
  • defective wiring that leads to malfunction or electrical shock
  • an unattended open shaft
  • entrapment that prompts passengers to attempt to exit the car
  • improper maintenance

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson offers aggressive legal representation to the victims of elevator accidents and their families, whether those victims are elevator passengers or workers. We will investigate to find out who was responsible — the manufacturer, the maintenance company, or the building owner. We then work to build a compelling case, often using cutting-edge audio-visual technology, to vividly support the claims of our clients.

To learn more about our experience in elevator malfunction related matters, we invite you to contact the firm here.