Escalators are prevalent throughout the United States in shopping malls, office buildings, airports, hotels, and subway stations. When they work properly, escalators are a model for quick, efficient transportation from one floor to another. They help us save time by bypassing staircases and can move many people at once.
There are some safety concerns with escalators though, especially when they don't operate as they should. There have been many escalator accidents in the past that have resulted in serious injury and even death. If you have been involved in an escalator accident, it is possible that someone is legally responsible. The injury attorneys of Wood & Gresham, P.C., can help you track down the liable parties and hold them accountable.
If you have been injured, contact a Franklin escalator injury lawyer at Wood & Gresham, P.C., for a free initial consultation.
Causes Of Escalator Accidents
Since escalators have many moving parts that are exposed, they can be prone to causing injury. Some of the common causes of escalator accidents are:
- Objects getting caught in the escalator such as hair, clothing, or purses
- Emergency brake failure
- Falling off the escalator
- Tripping over the escalator steps or floor at the end of the escalator
Who May Be Liable?
In an escalator accident, there are a number of different parties that may be responsible for the accident. Elevator accidents fall under the legal category of premises liability. In premises liability cases, the property owner or manager can often be held accountable. In the event of an injury, if the cause of the accident was a mechanical failure, the escalator manufacturer or maintenance crew may be liable. In the case of an accident caused by a design flaw, the escalator designer could be responsible.
To determine who is legally liable for your accident, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in premises liability law as soon as possible to help you with your case. Escalator accidents can cause life-changing injuries and even death. If you have been involved in an escalator accident, get in touch with an experienced Massachusetts premises liability lawyer.
Contact Our Foxborough Escalator Accident lawyers
Call 508-384-2008 to contact Wood & Gresham, P.C., in Wrentham, Massachusetts to discuss your legal options if you or your family member has been injured or killed due to someone's negligence. We offer free consultations and can travel to meet you at your home. Let us use our unique experience to get the compensation you deserve. Our reputation often leads to favorable settlements for our clients.