Elevator/ Escalator Accidents in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia

Some of the types of elevator accident cases we are accepting involve:
  • Elevator free falls
  • Falls in elevator shaft
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Sudden deceleration
  • Overspeed conditions
  • Defective governors
  • Improper hoist cable maintenance
  • Interlock circuit bypass
  • Communication failure
  • Safety device failure
  • Mis-leveling
  • Door entrapment
  • Car entrapment
Similar rules apply for both escalators and elevators. The company that services, maintains, and inspects the elevator or escalator has a duty to ensure that it is operating properly and is free of conditions that might pose a hazard to persons using the elevator or escalator. Such companies can be held liable for injuries resulting from its negligence in inspecting, maintaining, and servicing the elevator or escalator. If the owner or operator fails to have the elevator or escalator regularly for dangerous condition, it can be held liable for injuries to or death of persons using the elevator or escalator.
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