Elevator injuries may occur anywhere in any building or construction where elevators are used.
If a defect is discovered in the construction, or manufacturing, of the elevator/escalator or its components, the manufacturer may be responsible for injuries. These legal claims would be considered to be a products liability claim.
Manufacturers can be sued and found liable for their faulty elevators under the following conditions: failure to inspect or test the elevator before placing it on the market; creating a flaw in the product; failure to discover that an elevator could be dangerous; failure to warn or adequately warn of a risk or hazard associated with an elevator;
Building Management/Owners may be sued if their elevators are not kept current with ever-evolving safety codes and standards. Owners or managers of buildings are required to keep elevators and escalators up-to-date with current and properly working safety equipment and safety devises. In addition, an owner or manager can be held liable for elevator injuries if there is a failure to develop and implement an emergency/rescue plan and to train and drill employees in the aspect of those plans.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an elevator or escalator you may need an experienced Tulsa premises liability lawyer or personal injury attorney. Gorospe and Smith provide the best Tulsa legal services and a free initial consultation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an Elevator Accident, call us today at 918-582-7775.