Everyone at some point in their life has ridden an escalator. Escalators are commonly used at airports, theme parks, sports stadiums, and large buildings. When stepping on an escalator most people don’t think twice about the potential dangers a faulty or negligently maintained escalator can cause. According to the CDC, elevators and escalators kill around 30 people and seriously injure another 17,000 every year.
Florida escalator injury attorney Devon Workman understands that injuries as a result of an escalator can be extremely serious leaving you with extensive medical bills, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured as a result of an escalator, give us a call for a free consultation.
MAIN CAUSES FOR ESCALATOR INJURIES
There are a number of factors that can lead to escalator injuries and each case has its own unique set of facts. But the most common causes for escalator injuries are due to slip/trip and falls, poor maintenance, and defective equipment.
The following escalator accidents can lead to serious injuries:
- Defective steps;
- Wet surfaces;
- Poorly designed handrails;
- Poorly maintained handrails;
- Metal teeth of the escalator catching fingers, toes, or clothing; and
- Malfunctioning equipment causing the escalator to jerk or come to a sudden stop.
These accidents are most often the result of property owners or maintenance companies’ failure to properly inspect, maintain or repair the escalators on their property. Property owners and maintenance companies have a duty to guest and invitees to ensure that the escalators on the premises have no defects or dangers that could cause injury. When they breached that duty, serious injury can result and they can be held liable.
SHOULD YOU CONTACT A FLORIDA ESCALATOR INJURY ATTORNEY?
After being injured as a result of a faulty escalator, you should first seek medical attention immediately. After that, call a personal injury attorney right away to discuss your legal options. Here, at Workman Injury Law, consultations are always free.
Escalator injury cases are unique which makes it important to talk to an attorney who has handled similar claims. There can multiple at-fault parties and your injury attorney will establish liability. Our personal injury attorney will analyze the facts of your case and gather proper evidence to hold the negligent parties accountable. The number one goal is to ensure you get fully compensated for your loss and make your recovery process go as smoothly as possible.
We take a personalized and aggressive approach to personal injury cases. Which means we will personally assist you throughout the whole process and aggressively pursue just compensation for the following:
- Hospital & Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Costs
- Lost Wages/Future Earnings
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental Anguish
CONTACT A FORT LAUDERDALE ESCALATOR INJURY ATTORNEY
At Workman Injury Law, we know how stressful and overwhelming an escalator injury can be on your life. Our job is to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. We represent injured individuals all across the state of Florida and we will stand by your side every step of the way.
If you have been injured as a result of an escalator, call 954.361.3997 or fill out our online contact form to speak with South Florida escalator injury attorney Devon Workman at no cost.