The elevator industry has traditionally provided the safest form of
public transportation, carrying people more miles without incident or
accident than automobiles, buses, trains, aircraft or ships.
so, "accidents will happen," and when they do occur, it is the
responsibility of management, investigators, risk management and legal
specialists to determine "what really did happen." With life and limb
often involved, all cooperate to unearth the true facts of an
It is important for industry members to be
fully aware of the intricacies of legal action and become familiar with
situations previously experienced in the field. Accidents, by their
very nature, result from a complex chain of random events many
difficult to totally guard against and some a one time occurrence.
assessing liability, litigants heavily rely on precedent and proper
case preparation. This book was developed to enumerate cases which
have been adjudicated describing specific accidents, subsequent
judgements, deposition development and preparation.
period 1961-1982, ELEVATOR WORLD first published the writings of
Consultant John Miller in the "Court Cases of Consequence"column.
Later, various attorneys authored articles concerning risk management,
investigations, depositions and courtroom involvement.
years, Robert R. Fischer, Sr., a veteran risk management specialist,
has prepared court case records for the " Law and Liability" column.
Elevator Industry Law and Liability: Including Court Cases of
Consequence contains over 30 years of experience provided by ELEVATOR
WORLD authors, who have specialized in the legal field as it relates
to equipment design, installation, maintenance and business management
within the elevator industry.
Although many inspectors and
consultants will wish to own this book, company managers are likely to
benefit most from having this compilation in their library.