Elevator and Escalator Injuries
Elevator and escalator accidents can occur for a number of different reasons, but almost every incident will have the potential to cause devastating injury to those on or around the mechanisms. More times than not, these accidents are the result of a premises liability issue, meaning the property owners have failed to properly maintain or inspect their elevators or escalators. Although these property owners have a lawful responsibility to maintain their properties so they meet all safety standards, many ignore these regulations and put their guests and employees at serious risk of injury.
Causes of Elevator and Escalator Injuries
While elevators and escalators provide immense convenience in our modern world, they present a serious danger when not properly maintained. That being said, innocent people are often left to suffer the consequences of such serious negligence, including physical trauma, emotional trauma, and financial burdens associated with your injuries. Many claims involve one or more of the following forms of negligence:
- Failing to maintain equipment
- Failing to inspect/update equipment or hiring subpar companies to complete these tasks
- Allowing overcrowding of equipment
- Failing to replace old or damaged parts
To deal with the significant financial burdens of an accident, it is often necessary to take legal action against the party responsible for these accidents. However, taking on such a complex legal situation alone can be overwhelming, making the assistance of an attorney an invaluable asset in any case.
Contact a Detroit Elevator and Escalator Injuries Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to an elevator or escalator accident, call (248) 948-9696 to speak with one of the knowledgeable Detroit premise liability attorneys at . Our lawyers are dedicated to giving individuals the best legal advice possible and are ready to aggressively defend your rights after these accidents.