Injured in an escalator or elevator accident?
Injuries from an accident in a commercial or office facility happen only occasionally, but when they do they can be complicated, particularly in the case of elevator or escalator accidents. The results of these accidents can be a variety of injuries, such as sprains, hip injuries, brain or spinal cord injury, lacerations, broken bones, and even the loss of fingers or toes. When a person is injured in an elevator or escalator accident, a question can arise regarding the source or cause of fault.
What causes these injuries?
Elevators and escalators are powerful pieces of machinery, and when they malfunction, the results can be disastrous. Victims can suffer injuries as a result of:
- Sudden stops, speeding, or jerks of an elevator or escalator
- Elevator falls as a result of a broken cable or other malfunction
- Wet, icy, or otherwise slippery outdoor escalators
- Metal teeth on escalators that use too much force or catch fingers or toes
Victims of faulty industrial equipment or negligence in installation or maintenance of an escalator or elevator should be able to go through the recovery process without worrying over medical bills, lost income from being out of work or the possibility of liability resistance by a product company or its insurer. The help of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer from our firm can be incredibly beneficial during this time, as we will fight for your best interests throughout the process.
Liability and Compensation
There are numerous actions of negligence that could have led to your injury, and we can help determine who is at fault. The manufacturer may have installed faulty or defective machinery or equipment, there may have been negligent maintenance on the part of the building owner or maintenance contractor, or a combination of causes. It cannot be expected that the fault source will voluntarily “own up and take the blame,” including the insurance companies involved.
An expert in accident-cause determination is often required in these accidents to establish cause and effect. You deserve proper compensation for whatever undesirable affects you have experienced, and these needs cannot be left to chance. You should retain the counsel of an attorney experienced in complex personal injury cases, particularly those that involve industrial equipment. Our lawyers have over 50 years of successful experience and we have access to the necessary technical expertise in accident analysis. Our team is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve!
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