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Elevators are a relatively safe means of transportation. Elevator accidents tend to occur more frequently in larger cities where vertical travel is more common. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, elevators and escalators injure about 17,000 and kill about 30 people each year.
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Elevator service personnel and those working near or in elevator shafts account for nearly half of the fatalities each year. The most common cause for this is getting caught in between the car and the shaft wall or falling down the shaft.
Most elevator injuries occur when people get on or off elevators. Misleveling, which is when the elevator and floor did not line up properly when the elevator stopped, was the most common cause of elevator accident injury. Other causes of elevator accident injuries include overloading and crash or rapid descent.
Elevator accident lawsuits can involve different areas of the law. For example, if the elevator malfunctions due to defect of manufacture, liability for a resulting accident would be determined under product liability law. If an accident was caused by an elevator malfunction resulting from improper operation or maintenance, responsibility would be determined under premises liability law.
For this reason, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an elevator accident, it is important that you seek aggressive representation by experienced elevator accident lawyers who are versed in all areas of the law applicable to elevator accident lawsuits.
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