Elevator/Escalator Safety

Elevators and escalators exist to move individuals safely between floors of a building without the use of stairs. Common establishments that have such machines include office buildings, retail centers, and even some homes. Because this is considered to be heavy-duty machinery, certain precautions should be taken to ensure optimal safety while using this equipment.

Though human error may exist in certain elevator/escalator accidents, some accidents that occur are not the user’s fault. If there is an inherent malfunction or defect in the machine itself, the manufacturer or owner may be held liable if injuries result. To learn more about your rights after being injured by an elevator or escalator, contact the experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Typical Elevator/Escalator Accidents and Injuries

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that there are several hundred deaths in work-related elevator/escalator accidents each year. Some of the most common injuries that occur include the following:

  • Accidental ascents or descents
  • Doors opening to empty shafts
  • Trapping an individual between the shaft walls
  • Falls
  • Accidental acceleration or deceleration of escalators
  • Trapped body parts

Accidents involving elevators or escalators can be catastrophic, and even fatal. Manufacturers or owners should be held responsible if any injuries occur because of their negligent actions. If this has happened to you or someone you love, the best way to bring these individuals to justice is in a court of law.

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To speak with an experienced lawyer following your elevator or escalator accident, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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