What can I do if I was injured in an escalator accident?

As shoppers stroll through the mall, they are searching for the next find. They may head straight to their favorite store or window shop as they walk around. Whether you are taking the escalator or elevator, you will probably not think of the potential incidents that can occur. We ride on escalators and elevators without a second thought. However, they can lead to accidents that can cause serious injuries. When these accidents occur, it is important to seek a personal injury attorney to find liability for the accident. Our attorneys can help build your case and get you the justice you deserve. We want to make sure you get the closure you need.

Our firm has experience helping individuals with varying personal injury accidents. These accidents have been due to escalators, elevators, chair lifts and moving sidewalks. With these moving devices, there may be liability placed on the premises or even product liability charges.

What are premises liability laws?

When individuals are harmed due to a moving device, they may be able to place the blame on the premises. These laws are in place to protect the rights of injured victims who need to receive compensation from the liable party. For this case, you will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazards involved in the situation and did not take the steps to fix the situation. This can prove negligence on the part of the property owner and it may entitle you to compensation for your medical bills.

What are product liability laws?

For some accidents involving escalators or elevators, the property owner may not be at fault. Instead, the product may have been defective. This product defect could be a reason to try for product liability. Through product liability, the blame may be placed on the manufacturer. However, negligence will still need to be proven. In designer defect cases, the design itself will need to be proven to be defective and the cause of the injury. The individual will have to establish that there was a more practical, safer design for the product.

Personal injury cases involving escalators or elevators can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Due to the complexity of proving negligence on behalf of another party, it is best to acquire representation from a professional attorney. Our attorneys are skilled in this field and want to help you through the process.

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.