Missouri Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Fatal Fall

When a fatal accident occurs in Missouri due to an mistake or negligence, it’s important for the family of the victim to know they have rights.
The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers explain that a lawsuit was recently filed by the family of a man killed as the result of a fall down an elevator shaft at an apartment complex.
According to the Insurance Journal, the 61-year-old victim was moving into the building on Aug. 3, 2013, when he stepped through a set of elevator doors. The elevator on lower floors though when the door opened and the victim fell an estimated 18 feet to his death.
Documents show inspectors and safety officials had been out to investigate the elevator’s safety three times in the past eight months.
These findings helped prompt the victim’s 72-year-old sister to file a lawsuit against the former property owner, the manufacturer of the elevator, and the building’s controller and developer. She alleges negligence in failing to properly maintain the elevator is directly responsible for her loss.
At Cofman Townsley, we are aware of the hardships that can follow the loss of a loved one. That’s why our St. Louis personal injury lawyers are hopeful a decision in this lawsuit will help bring closure to the family of the victim of this tragic incident.