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Involved in a Elevator/Escalator Accident?

Elevators are part of many people’s daily, or weekly routine, as are escalators, but sometimes there are chances elevator accident happens. From riding the escalator in our local supermarket or shopping centre to getting in the elevator every day at work, we rely on these mechanical operations to get us where we want to be. Some are even present in multistorey car parks. But what happens when something goes wrong. It is often a fear for people that they’ll get stuck in the elevator, but the fact is, when something like that does actually happen – and it can – this can cause more than a few moments worry before we are rescued, or the elevator begins working again. The same is true of escalator accidents.

CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT FOR MY ELEVATOR OR ESCALATOR INJURIES?

Elevators are part of many people’s daily, or weekly routine, as are escalators. From riding the escalator in our local supermarket or shopping centre to getting in the lift every day at work, we rely on these mechanical operations to get us where we want to be. Some are even present in multistorey car parks. But what happens when something goes wrong. It is often a fear for people that they’ll get stuck in the lift, but the fact is, when something like that does actually happen – and it can – this can cause more than a few moments worry before we are rescued, or the lift begins working again. The same is true of escalator accidents.

Whether you’ve been injured as a result of a faulty mechanism, or lack of maintenance on these important but potentially risky mechanical transport units, or you’ve had a slip, trip or fall on an escalator which was caused by uneven matting or a spillage, the consequences can be awful. Should this have been due to negligence or fault of a company or individual, then you may be able to claim for compensation.

WHAT TO DO I IF I HAVE AN ELEVATOR OR ESCALATOR ACCIDENT?

If you are injured in an elevator accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Press the alarm button for assistance.
  2. Call the police.
  3. Take pictures or a video of the unsafe conditions/the accident itself.
  4. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email.
  5. Once you are transported to and treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

CAN I GET COMPENSATION FOR MY ELEVATOR OR ESCALATOR ACCIDENT?

Victims of elevator accidents often suffer head injuries, chronic back injuries, and damage to joints. Elevator accidents happen thousands of times each year and in nearly all cases old and poorly maintained elevators are the reason for the accident. In the case of serious injury or death, the victim may contact a personal attorney and secure a claim or settlement to recover their losses from medical expenses, trauma, and more.

ELEVATOR OR ESCALATOR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in an elevator or escalator accident, let the dedicated personal injury lawyers of Roxell Richards help you. Our firm has extensive experience successfully handling a wide range of personal injury cases.

Please contact us today for no-cost case evaluation with an aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyer who can ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We have an established history of working hard for favorable results. Call (713) 974-0388 or 1-844 7-RIGHTS.