Elevator Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Georgia (GA)
Elevators carry hundreds of millions of people each day. Taking an elevator is so routine that rarely is any thought given to the fact that an elevator is a mechanical device and, as such, is capable of failing. Instead of thinking about the possible problems, we trust that the elevator will convey us safely from one floor to another.
State agencies are responsible for certifying that elevators are safe. Recertifications must occur annually or bi-annually, depending on state laws. Building owners and landlords are responsible for maintaining the elevators in their buildings. They have a duty to perform regular maintenance and inspections in addition to obtaining state authorization to operate an elevator on the premises.
Elevator accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Overweight elevators can cause strain on the lift system and fail. Additionally, faulty wiring in the elevator could cause electrocution. Also, the elevator could fall due to a lack of rope grippers or the failure of rope grippers to stop the elevator’s rapid descent. Further, improper leveling of the floor and hallway floors produces a risk of injury or death. Lastly, faulty elevator doors can trap a person entering or exiting the lift without warning.
Freight elevators are often used on construction sites. Freight elevators are temporary structures built to haul equipment around a construction site. Even though freight elevators carry people in addition to equipment around a job site, freight elevators do not have to conform to the same safety standards as a standard passenger elevator.
The construction and design flaws of both passenger and freight elevators could lead to catastrophic injuries or death. Finger and hands injuries from being trapped indoors are common. However, an elevator passenger could sustain life-altering injuries or be killed even if the elevator only slips a few feet.
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