Elevator / Escalator Accidents
Many of us rely on elevators and escalators in office buildings, malls, and other large buildings to conveniently travel from floor to floor. Most of the time, there is little reason to worry about the safety of riding on an escalator or elevator. Sometimes, however, an overlooked defect or malfunction can cause an accident, potentially injuring elevator or escalator users.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, the Indianapolis premises liability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, are ready to help you seek justice. Contact us today by calling (317) 634-8565 for a free case evaluation.
Causes of Elevator / Escalator Accidents
There are a number of issues that can cause elevators and escalators to break, malfunction, or otherwise put riders in danger. Some of the most common problems leading to elevator and escalator accidents include:
- Design flaws
- Overcrowding or overloading
- Doors opening or closing at the wrong time
- Clothing or limbs getting caught between moving parts
- Elevator collapse
- Other electrical or mechanical malfunctions
When a property owner, building manager, or maintenance team fails to properly address an elevator or escalator malfunction, they may be held responsible for any accidents that occur as a result. Likewise, a designer or manufacturer may be legally liable if an elevator or escalator is flawed and does not perform as expected. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys can help you hold the responsible parties accountable as you seek justice and compensation for accident-related expenses.
To discuss the circumstances of your case and your legal options with an experienced Indianapolis premises liability lawyer, contact the legal professionals of the Hankey Law Office, today at (317) 634-8565.