It's possible. Each case is different and there are a many factors that decide if you have a case. If it can proven that the owner of the hardware had notice of the dangerous or faulty cellar access door you probably have a case. There are rules and guidelines owners, towns and utilities must follow to maintain safety, so it is best to contact us to evaluate your case. Call us at 516-222-4000 today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.