Elevators and escalators significantly simplify the task of ascending or descending within a building, and as such, they have become widely utilized in the course of the past century. While they can be a desirable convenience, these machines may also prove to be dangerous if a property owner fails to maintain them properly or to have repair work performed promptly when problems are discovered. Unfortunately, guests on the property may suffer severe injury as a direct consequence of these negligent practices.
If you or your loved one has been harmed in an elevator or escalator accident, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for related medical bills and other damages. To discuss your potential case, contact the Wausau elevator injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
The function and design of escalators and elevators differ considerably, despite their shared purpose. Accordingly, the particular sources of danger associated with each will also vary. Elevators, for example, may be accompanied by the risk of an open elevator shaft, and escalators may entrap an individual between the stairs and the rails or in the metal teeth found at the top or bottom of a moving stairway. Generally speaking, the following injuries may occur:
When they are properly maintained, there is no reason for a ride on an elevator or escalator to end in tragedy. Regrettably, some property owners fail to provide a safe environment for their guests and may be found legally liable for harm that befalls those affected by escalator or elevator accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a defective elevator or escalator, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel and representation. Contact the Wausau escalator injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.