Escalators can cause severe injury despite being in many malls and stores. Here we discuss the problem, the varying points of view and how to find the right lawyer for your particular case.
Escalators are enclosed moving staircases. These machines have moving waist-high guard rails at the sides. Owners and operators of escalators are common carriers under California negligence law.
Because of this, operators and landlords have a higher standard of legal care. They must assure sure things are in working order.
Statistics show that there are:
Our skilled attorneys at the ELFPI stand up for victim's rights. Also, we work our hardest to assure they get the best care.
With the higher standard, negligent parties owed a duty to stop the escalator.
Yes we do! ELFPI has earned its reputation assisting those harmed by others’ negligence. Our specialization in escalator cases has shown us unflattering pictures of the injuries. Escalator-related injuries cause fingers, flip flops, dresses, and toes to catch in moving pieces of the machine.
In other words, belts, grates, trusses, tracks, steps, and handrails of the moving staircase can cause a deglove or amputation. Our knowledge of the mechanics of the machine and the case study to make your claim more effective. Reach us at (213) 596-9642 for a free consultation.
So we know what an escalator is. So what is a "moving walkway?' Great question? In fact, we see them at most airports such as LAX, or John Wayne Airport. It's just a horizontally moving conveyor belt that moves you quicker. So it's similar to an escalator in its moving handrails, parts and forward motion.
These machines must have handrails that keep pace with the conveyors or steps. This for people to balance while moving. Malls will commonly use the large staircase type escalators. Sometimes condos, apartment complexes or smaller retail spaces maintain escalators.
These areas have high pedestrian traffic. So these include stadiums, airports, train stations, and the like. In subways, even spiral and tube style escalators are utilized. When multiple people get involved in maintenance, the owner or manager is responsible for the utmost diligence. No matter what, they make sure that it is up to safety code.
When there is an accident, the owner or manager remains liable for negligence. Also, these remain complicated cases. Also, they require the steady hand of a skilled attorney, such as those at the Ehline Law Firm.
Owner and operators remain obligated by law to keep escalators safe. Often, human error is to blame for such an event.
Sometimes they are caused by:
These can cause failures that can cause stops that:
Sometimes escalators face fires, due to:
So damaged and worn equipment must get updated and fixed. However, when not done, severe issues follow.
These gaps can cause:
Injuries are especially hard with cases involving children. This can cause you:
Unfortunately, children are at higher risk for injury, especially those that see escalators as a toy. When children misuse the escalator or are out of their parents’ supervision, severe injury can result. One of the most common injuries is due to a side entrapment hazard.
Children lean on or stand closer to the plexiglass or metal paneling as they grab onto the rail for support. Also, fingers get caught, or skin gets ripped off in the rail belts. Also, shoes or shoestrings could become nabbed in the step grates. In fact, even with parental supervision, this remains possible.
Each year there are thousands of accidents involving escalators that cause severe injuries, most commonly those with the hand or foot.
Also, cases of:
First thing first:
This will include:
IMPORTANT: No matter what, call the police. Also, and fill out an incident report. In fact, make sure that all safety regulations get carried out.
It is important not to wait in a case like this. There could be multiple liable parties and waiting out the statute of limitations could kill your case. A skilled attorney is vital to getting your life whole again. Don't wait any longer.
An experienced legal team by your side can make all the difference. So now you have help organizing a proper claim for the court. In fact, lawyers make sure negligent parties remain liable. The attorneys will gather proper evidence.
Also, they will file your liability insurance claims, In fact, they also contact the insurance companies. Also, attorneys can determine if the escalator was faulty or recalled. The right attorney is vital in your court case. ELFPI has won in hundreds of cases, winning millions in settlements for our clients.
Now that we have discussed the problem, and the varying view points, it's time to find the right lawyer right? Well you just have. Also, we are experts at helping you patch your life back together.
So if you're facing medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, medicine, and more, call us today at (213) 596-9642 for a free, no-pressure consultation.