ELEVATOR / ESCALATOR ACCIDENTS
Elevator and escalator accidents occur much more frequently than we care to think, often resulting in injury and death. During the last decade, OSHA attributes over 200 deaths to elevators and escalators (both workers and passengers). In addition, there are hundreds of injuries that resulted from faulty, unsafe or malfunctioning elevator and escalators in the U.S. With population increases and urbanization of the cities, elevator and escalator accidents can be expected to increase as well.
Escalator injury cases typically result from slip and fall situations, where a person sustains harm due to the height of the escalator. The large mass of the elevator itself causes great injuries to passengers and can leave victims permanently disabled.
Our Attorneys Know Elevator Accidents
Defective construction of elevators and escalators can result in serious injuries for workers and passengers. In cases where these defects were failed to be addressed by manufacturers or owners responsible for maintenance, responsible parties can be found liable for:
- Faulty or Inherently flawed products
- Failure upkeep, inspect and maintain elevators
- Faulty repair work and maintenance
- Failure to adhere to building and safety codes
- Failure to follow laws regarding elevators
- Failure to warn of hazards and risks
- Failure to promote emergency response plan and exits
In the event that injury or death occurs from such failures, victims are entitled to compensation for medical expense coverage, lost current and future wages among other items. Our attorneys have successfully handled personal injury claims in Southern California and can help you with your claim.
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