Elevator Safety

Elevators are a hallmark of modern society, and they provide a convenient way to travel between the floors of a building—especially for the elderly or disabled. Although it is easy to take the elevator service for granted, mishaps are relatively common and may result in injury. In order to prevent injuries from occurring, it is important to practice safe and courteous actions.

Safety in the Elevator

Some of these tips may seem like common sense, but the importance of safe procedures in an elevator cannot be over-stated. Whenever in an elevator, keep the following in mind:

  • Practice courtesy; minimize bumping into people upon entering and exiting
  • Be aware of the elevator’s weight guidelines
  • Press the “Open Door” button for slower elevator boarders
  • In an emergency, immediately press the alarm button and describe the situation to an official
  • Do not attempt to break out of a stalled elevator; calmly wait for professional assistance

Following these simple guidelines will minimize injury for you and others upon entering, exiting or riding in an elevator. Most of all, using common sense and courtesy is the best way to prevent accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator as a result of someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine your rights and legal options.

Contact a Madison Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an elevator accident through no fault of your own, the personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® may help you hold the responsible party accountable. Call (800) 242-2874 today to discuss your elevator injury or any other personal injury.