Liberty Elevator Experts performs forensic audits when an escalator or elevator accident has occurred. We provide accident investigation, equipment assessment and expert witnessing services towards resolution of litigation due to an elevator or escalator accident.
We are Elevator Accident Experts.
It is the responsibility of the owner of any public space with elevators or escalators to ensure that they are safe for use by following specific codes, inspection requirements and regular maintenance. ASME 17.1 is the Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks and Material Lifts that, when adhered to, keep riders and users safe. This makes elevators and escalators the world’s safest means of transportation.
However, when an escalator or elevator accident does occur, the consequences can be life-threatening or life-changing for the victim(s) and often end in litigation. That is where Liberty Elevator Experts comes in – we are well versed in the application of codes, standards and case law pertaining specifically to escalator or elevator-related injuries and fatalities.
Most injuries on elevators occur due to errant door functions, where doors fail to open or close properly. Incidents may involve a rider being knocked off balance, trapped in the elevator or caught between the doors. Abrupt starts or stops, causing riders to collide or fall, are often due to power loss or poorly calibrated elevator speeds. When an elevator fails to stop level with the finished floor, common injuries occur from trips or falls while passing through the threshold of the car.
While life threatening or severe injuries due to an elevator or escalator malfunction are rare, there are incidents that do occur that call for litigation. No matter the cause or severity of injury in your case, our experts stand ready to properly assess and investigate where the fault lies.
Expert Testimony and analysis can be influential in determining liability in cases of bodily harm due to elevator or escalator malfunctions. We have the ability to provide professional testimony backed up by documentation, photographs, exhibits, and drawings in an arbitration or courtroom appearance. We can testify at all court levels; local, state and federal.
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