Detroit Garage Door Opener Injury Lawyers
Malfunctioning garage doors are capable of inflicting considerable damage, especially when they fall without warning. Anything that is caught in the path of a defective door may be crushed and anyone who is trapped under a falling door may suffer life-threatening or life-ending injuries.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a garage door opener accident, the manufacturer or another party may be liable, and you may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related costs. Contact the Detroit garage door opener injury lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 to learn more about your legal options.
Garage Door Opener Hazards
Many families may not realize that the garage door is one of the heaviest pieces of machinery in the house. In fact, garage doors can weigh between 150 and 450 pounds, or even more for large double-wide doors. If a door drops on an object or person caught in its way, the outcome can be devastating. Some of the hazards that can cause a garage door or garage door opener to malfunction or fail include:
- Defective springs, pulleys, or opener systems
- Improperly installed parts
- Worn-out springs or pulleys
- Lack of sensors along the garage opening
- Defective garage door remote system
Because garage doors are so heavy, the springs and pulleys that guide the door along its track must be strong enough to safely lift the door. If weak or defective springs or pulleys are used, a part could suddenly fail, causing the door to slam shut. Children are especially at risk of being trapped under a door that falls suddenly since they often play in driveways and may not be aware of the potential danger.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a garage door opener accident, our Detroit garage door opener lawsuit attorneys are prepared to represent your case and determine who is responsible for the garage door opener failure. Depending on the cause of the accident, the garage door opener manufacturer, installation crew, repair person, or other party may be liable for your accident. We understand how devastating a garage door injury can be and we are committed to fighting on behalf of accidents victims for the compensation that they need.
To speak with one of the experienced Detroit garage door opener injury attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., about your case and how we can help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact us today by calling (866) 644-6587.