Home Elevator Law Firm
Residential, in-home elevators can be an incredible aid to many people – whether for freight, to help in transporting family members who are unable to use stairs, or just for ease of travel between floors. With easier access to in-home technology once belonging only to offices and other commercial buildings, more homeowners are installing these products, including residential elevators. In fact, some homeowners who rent their homes on vacation rental websites for the public, who are often uneducated when it comes to the dangers and warnings of residential elevators, install these products to allow a greater population to rent their property without accessibility issues.
With modifications to please aesthetics, home elevators have two components – a landing door, which is a swinging door that looks similar to an ordinary closet door, and a cab door leading into the elevator cab. It has been found that there is a space large enough to fit a small child in between the landing door and cab door, which can lead to severe injuries due to the mechanics of these elevators. The landing door, which is stationary, can pin a child in the space between it and the moving cab door. If an elevator is called to a different floor and a child is pinned between the landing and cab doors, the forces exerted on the child between the stationary and moving surfaces can lead to broken or fractured bones, brain injury, and death.
Residential Elevator Injuries
In complaints made to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), families of injured children reported injuries ranging from lacerations to spinal cord injuries, and even death. Unfortunately, due to the rising popularity of these residential elevators, injuries will rise as long as the companies manufacturing these elevators continue to leave a large gap between the doors.
The dedicated attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are ready to hold these companies accountable for their production of defective home elevators. Our firm understands that the days, months, and years after a family member has been injured can be very dark, but our faith in the civil justice system and incredible determination push us to work with you to hold these companies accountable.
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No company is too large to be held accountable and The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has a long history of standing up to companies who produce defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective residential elevator, the experienced attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are ready to review the facts of your case and pursue justice on your behalf.