Whenever an individual is on an escalator or an elevator, they typically don’t think about what could happen if something went wrong. These are often such short rides that the worst possibility that comes to mind is getting stuck in an elevator while it breaks down. Unfortunately, there can be much more serious issues if an elevator or escalator is defective, causing serious injury to the passengers. When someone is injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, they may suffer not only from the injury that prevents them from going about their regular life, but they will also incur significant medical expenses, lost wages due to time out of work, and other burdens.
Some of the most common elevator and escalator issues are related to design defects or mechanical failures. These machines are supposed to be inspected on a regular basis and if they are not, issues can go unnoticed that ultimately causes injury to the passengers. This is also true for moving sidewalks and chair lifts.
The owner of the property is responsible for maintaining a safe property and making sure no one who enters that property becomes injured. If they fail to maintain safe elevators or escalators, they can be held liable. If you have been injured, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.