Elevator Defects and Malfunction

While elevators are both a common and convenient way to transverse floors in a building, there are unfortunately still injuries and deaths associated with these machines each year. There are many ways in which an accident on an elevator could occur, and sometimes improper maintenance is the underlying cause when they malfunction or do not work properly. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter believe that you should feel secure on any premise, including when you use the elevator. Fortunately, if you experience an accident on an unsafe premise, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for damages incurred.

Defects That Cause Elevator Accidents

When an elevator is poorly maintained or has not been inspected in a timely manner, it is at a much higher risk of malfunctioning and causing an accident. Common elevator defects include:

  • Faulty motor wiring
  • Faulty pulley systems
  • Automatic level malfunction
  • Counterweight malfunction
  • Door malfunction
  • Faulty door wiring
  • Brake malfunction
  • Speed governor malfunction
  • Improperly wired circuits
  • Faulty electrical sensors
  • Full door safety system failure

Any of these defects or malfunctions can cause serious personal injury and, in the worst cases, death. It is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain the safety of elevators, and the contracted maintenance company could also be held responsible for preventing equipment defects.

Contact a Dallas Premises Liability Attorney For Help

If you or someone you know has been involved in an elevator accident, an experienced premises liability attorney in Dallas may help you seek financial compensation from those responsible to cover any costs incurred. Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 457-1668 to begin discussing your case today.