Elevator Dangers

Without elevators, people would be forced to use stairs and escalators to climb the floors of offices, hotels, high-rises, and other multi-story buildings. Many people step into elevators every day without considering the potential dangers that can occur in an elevator accident.

Individuals who are injured due to negligence on the part of the property owner or elevator manufacturer may be eligible for compensation for pain and injuries suffered in an accident. If you would like more information regarding elevator accidents and personal injury, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Common Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents can cause serious harm to the individuals involved. Common types of accidents involving elevators include:

  • Door-related injuries involving crushing of fingers, hands, arms, or legs
  • Falls down exposed elevator shafts
  • Electrocution due to faulty wiring in the cabin
  • Asphyxiation in elevator cabin
  • Individuals trapped between elevator and the side-wall
  • Accidents resulting from improper alignment with the elevator and the floor
  • Accidents caused by overcrowding or improper weight limits

If the elevator accident was caused by improper maintenance or neglect on the part of the building owner or maintenance company, the owner or company may be held liable for injuries caused by the accident. If the accident was caused by a defective product, the manufacturer may be required to provide compensation to the victims.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, contact the Lake Geneva elevator injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.