Experienced In Handling Elevator And Escalator Accidents
Most of us ride elevators and escalators without giving them a second thought. However, they can cause serious injuries and wrongful death. Unfortunately, children are often the victims of these accidents. If you or a family member has been injured, contact a premises liability attorney today.
At Mayer & Associates, P.C., we represent people injured by elevator and escalator accidents. Our personal injury attorney has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in injury matters. We will vigorously pursue your injury or wrongful death claim to obtain the compensation you need.
Who Is Liable After An Elevator Or Escalator Accident?
Elevators are dangerous places for construction and maintenance workers. However, passengers are also easily injured. Children are especially vulnerable to elevator accidents. The most common injuries to elevator passengers include:
- Elevator doors closing on clothes or limbs
- Doors shutting or opening improperly
- Sudden drops or rises
- Falls into open or unmarked elevator shafts
- Cables snapping
Escalators can also cause serious injuries. Older adults are prone to falls, and children can get feet, hands or clothing caught in the escalator steps. The injuries they suffer can be permanent and debilitating.
Injuries caused by elevators or escalators are often due to manufacturing defects or unsafe conditions. In some cases, the product manufacturer and the property owner may both be liable. We can represent you whether you were injured as a passenger or in a workplace accident.