ELEVATOR ACCIDENTS

Every day, millions of people use elevators to get to their office, home or to navigate many buildings with multiple floors. Most people take for granted that the elevator will function properly as part of their daily expectations and routine. Old, poorly maintained elevators are often, but not always, the cause of these accidents. Sometimes a manufacturer’s poor design may be responsible for an elevator accident. Most elevator accidents involve:

  • Electronic failure or motor room malfunctions, resulting in a sudden drop or stop

  • Mis leveling between the elevator floor and the floor it stops at

  • Hitting the buffer or shock absorber area

  • Getting stuck between floors

  • Wet floors inside the elevator, causing slip-and-fall accidents

  • Doors that close suddenly or jam

  • Falling into the elevator shaft