The people who own buildings with escalators and elevators have a responsibility to keep these machines operating according to certain safety standards. Proper inspections and maintenance must be conducted regularly, as the failure to do so can have tragic consequences. Dangerous elevators or escalators should be blocked from access to prevent guests on a property from being hurt or killed in an equipment malfunction.
If you have been in an escalator or elevator accident, the Rhinelander escalator injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Contact our experienced attorneys at 800-242-2874 for an initial case consultation.
There are many injuries an unsuspecting person can sustain in an elevator or on an escalator when the equipment is malfunctioning or fails to comply with pertinent safety regulations. Unsafe elevators may fall down the shaft without warning. In some cases, they become stuck, or the doors open to an elevator shaft with no elevator in sight. When a rider wishes to exit, their ability to do so safely may be negated if the car stops between floors.
Escalators hold many dangers as well. Loose-hanging clothes or shoelaces can slip into the machinery and become caught. This can lead to horrible injuries that include loss of limbs. There is also the danger of falling. Escalators that are maintained poorly can have uneven steps that may cause people to trip and fall. More alarming still are those escalators with missing steps, which can allow a rider to fall into the void and machinery below.
If you have been hurt by a poorly maintained or malfunctioning escalator or elevator, the Rhinelander elevator injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you to hold the property owner accountable for the harm that you have sustained. Contact us by calling 800-242-2874 today.