Little Rock Escalator & Elevator Injury Lawyers
Fighting for the Injured in Negligence-Based Accidents
While necessary in many commercial and residential buildings, escalators and elevators are a source of injuries for the public. Between 1992 and 2003, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 68 deaths related to workers using elevators. These deaths involved managers, clerks, stockers, supervisors, cleaning staff, and more. In the 10-year period, another 56 elevator-related deaths occurred for non-workers, 13 of whom were children under the age of 10.
Unfortunately, accidents involving these machines occur, and many of them are the result of negligence. At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., we provide experienced assistance for those injured in or on elevators and escalators due to defective parts or poor maintenance. Our firm can get to work investigating your accident to determine its cause and the party or parties responsible. Making a personal injury claim against a manufacturer, owner, supplier, or another party is a complex matter that we have the competence and tenacity to handle.
Elevator & Escalator Accident Information
Elevator accidents can include falls where individuals have stepped into an elevator door where no elevator car has appeared. Other accidents include those where someone has been crushed or struck by doors or caught between the elevator and the door or shaft.
Escalator accidents can occur through falls or when clothing is ensnared at the bottom or top of escalators or pulled into the machine. Getting caught in an escalator in such a manner generally leads to more serious injuries than a fall. This is often a common occurrence with children. For example, imagine a child’s shoelace getting caught in the escalator “comb plate” at the top or bottom of an escalator.
In escalator and elevator cases, our personal injury attorneys are looking for evidence that the elevator or escalator malfunctioned or that the owner or operator didn’t properly maintain the machines. For instance, you’ll often see teeth missing in the escalator comb plate, which can pinch skin or clothing and cause major injuries.
If something like this happens, gather all of the evidence you can as soon as possible or contact us and let our investigators document the accident on your behalf.
HELPFUL DOCUMENTATION IN THE EVENT OF PERSONAL INJURY
There are several documents that can be helpful when filing accident or injury claims. The kind of documents you may need can vary greatly based on the type of accident or injury. Documentation that may be helpful in personal injury cases involving elevators and escalators include:
Photos from the scene of the accident
Medical records and diagnosis
Premises Liability in Elevator & Escalator Accidents
Owners and operators of elevators and escalators have a higher burden of care and are required to maintain their equipment properly. If they don’t, and you are injured as a result, they are required to pay you for your injuries. This falls under the umbrella of premises liability which requires those who invite the public onto their property to provide a reasonably safe environment without endangering invitees with defective or malfunctioning equipment like elevators and escalators.
At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., our Little Rock elevator & escalator injury attorneys will work to gather and document the necessary evidence to build your claim. We can then use our honed negotiation skills to bring forth a fair settlement for all of your injury-related expenses or damages and take your claim to court when appropriate.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in elevator or escalator accident, do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated and motivated personal injury attorneys to help fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Contact our team today by either calling (501) 267-9808 or filling out an online form and we will start investigating your case.