Elevator Injury and Escalator Injury

Elevator Injury and Escalator Injury Attorneys

Elevators and escalators are so commonplace that people have come to expect that they are guaranteed to be safe. Unfortunately, negligent design, maintenance, or installation of these potentially helpful features can cause serious injuries or fatalities when they fail to operate as designed.

If you have been hurt in an accident involving an elevator or escalator, then it may be appropriate to consider legal action against the owner of the property where the incident occurred, or possibly against the manufacturer of the flawed device.

Contact the Tallahassee elevator injury attorneys of the Moye Law Firm at 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) to speak with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney about your case.

Potential Sources of Elevator and Escalator Danger

Some potential sources of elevator or escalator danger include:

  • Stopping between levels or merely uneven with the floor
  • Failure of doors to close
  • Support cable failure
  • Missing escalator steps
  • Inadequate railing
  • Fire danger from motorized mechanisms hidden from view
  • The risk of clothing being caught in an escalator
  • Failure of the escalator’s emergency shut off system

Escalators seem to be fairly simple, with the typical user’s exposure to them giving the impression that they are no more complex than a set of stairs that moves. Elevators may also appear to be uncomplicated pieces of machinery from a rider’s perspective.

The truth of the situation, however, is that these are quite sophisticated mechanical products, and a failure of any part could result in catastrophe. If you have been harmed by a poorly made or maintained elevator or escalator, our Tallahassee escalator injury attorneys may be able to help.

Contact Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully injury in an elevator accident or an escalator accident, you may have incurred significant medical bills and lasting injuries as a consequence of a property owner’s negligent operation and maintenance of the elevator or escalator. We firmly believe that you should not have to bear those effects without legal recourse. For assistance seeking the financial compensation that you deserve, contact the Tallahassee elevator injury and escalator injury lawyers of the Moye Law Firm at 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE).