Elevator & Escalator Accidents2018-06-18T19:43:54+00:00

Denver Elevator & Escalator Accident Lawyers

Each year in the U.S., about 17,000 people are hurt in elevator and escalator accidents. About 30 more are killed in these accidents.1 In many cases, these accidents, injuries and deaths are the result of preventable negligence. When they are, victims will likely have legal options for holding negligent parties liable and for seeking compensation for their injuries, suffering and losses.

At the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C., our Denver premises liability attorneys have more than 35 years’ experience helping people who have been hurt at unsafe properties, including those harmed in elevator and escalator accidents.

If you or a loved has been hurt in an elevator or escalator accident, contact a Denver lawyer at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. for answers about your legal options and for extraordinary advocacy moving forward.

 

Call (720) 463-1516 or Email Us for a Free Case Evaluation

 

We are ready to discuss your situation and legal options and get you on the path to financial recovery.

An escalator which has been closed due to someone getting hurt on it.

Types & Causes of Elevator & Escalator Accidents

Elevators and escalators can harm people in various ways, with some of the most common types of elevator and escalator accidents including:

  • Falling accidents, like falling down an escalator’s moving stairs or falling down an elevator shaft
  • Entrapments, which can occur when body parts or clothing is trapped in an escalator’s or elevator’s moving parts
  • Electrocutions, which are generally more likely to impact those installing, maintaining or repairing escalators and elevators
  • Crushing accidents, which may occur when elevator platforms collapse
  • Accidents caused by elevator counterweights striking people.

These and other types of elevator and escalator accidents can be caused by factors like (but not limited to):

  • Improper installation, maintenance or repair of escalators and elevators
  • Failure to inspect, maintain and repair escalators and elevators
  • Faulty wiring
  • Elevator door and/or pulley malfunctions
  • Elevator carriage misalignments, causing elevators stop above, short of or in between floors
  • Elevator or escalator design defects.

 

Liability for Elevator & Escalator Accidents

Various and multiple parties can be liable for the damage, injuries and deaths caused by elevator and escalator accidents. These can include (and may not be limited to):

  • Property owners or property managers – Individuals or companies that own or manage properties can be liable for accidents resulting from their failures to assure that the elevators and escalators at their sites are properly installed and maintained. They can also be liable for accidents arising from their failures to block off and/or post warning signs when elevators and escalators are broken or being repaired, as well as failures to hire qualified technicians to install or repair elevators and escalators.
  • Elevator or escalator technicians – Technicians can be liable for accidents resulting from their failures to properly install, maintain and repair elevators and escalators.
  • Elevator or escalator manufacturers – Manufactures can be liable for accidents arising from elevator and escalator defects, such as dangerous designs or faulty wiring.

The attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. can help you identify all parties that are liable for your elevator or escalator accident – and we can help you hold them accountable.

 

Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, contact a Denver personal injury attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. to find out more about your legal options and how we can help you.

Call (720) 463-1516 or email us. We offer free initial consultations, and we do not charge legal fees unless there is a recovery in your case.

Committed to providing superior representation to the victims of negligence, our attorneys can help the injured recover the compensation they deserve. We know how essential the recoveries from these cases can be in helping victims get treatment and put their lives back together. That is why we are dedicated to helping the injured protect and advocate their rights to financial recovery and justice.

 

1: According to the latest data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention