Accidents that occur on elevators and escalators often result in serious injuries. Whether there was a design defect or a mechanical failure, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney and hold all negligent parties accountable for their irresponsible actions. At the law firm of Trombly & Singer, PLLC, our lawyers work hard on behalf of injured victims and their family members. We will work to help you get the compensation you need in order to move forward with your life. Contact an elevator & escalator accident lawyer at Trombly & Singer, PLLC.
Experienced Representation in All Types of Accident Cases
Our Washington D.C. premises liability lawyers have extensive experience representing victims who have suffered all types of injuries in elevator and escalator accidents, including crushed limbs, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. We can help individuals who are injured by all types of moving devices, including:
- Chair lifts
- Moving sidewalks
Premises Liability Laws
Being injured in an escalator or elevator accident can be terrible. Premises liability laws are in place to protect the rights of injured victims who need to pursue compensation from a liable party. As with most personal injury cases, you will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard and did not take the steps to rectify the situation. If the hazard caused injury and it was because of the negligence of the property owner, you could recover damages for a range of impacts.
Product Liability Laws
In some of these accident cases, the property owner did nothing to cause your injury. Elevators and escalators have hundreds of moving parts that, if defective, can cause catastrophic injury. If the designer or manufacturer of the escalator or elevator or a part of the machine acted negligently, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against them. In designer defect cases, the design itself was defective and caused an injury. A person would have to establish that an economically feasible, equally practical, and safer design would have been more appropriate. In a manufacturer’s defect case, the design was sound but the manufacturer somehow cut corners to save time or money, leading to danger in the escalator or elevator. As you can see, these accidents can be caused by a third party. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.
Trombly & Singer, PLLC | Washington, D.C. Elevator & Escalator Accident Lawyer
For over 30 years, Trombly & Singer, PLLC has been a legal resource to the Washington D.C. area. Our firm’s history of success is based on our focus on being prepared for trial but ready to settle if it is in the best interests of our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury on a moving device, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your situation with a qualified member of our legal team.