Elevator and Escalator Accident Attorneys
Incidents involving elevators and escalators kill about 30 and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Elevators cause almost 90 percent of the deaths and 60 percent of serious injuries. In Las Vegas, elevators and escalators are part of the landscape. Many casinos, hotels and almost every commercial building in Las Vegas have either an escalator or an elevator or both.
Understanding elevator and escalator accidents takes particular skill and knowledge. At Rosenblum Law Offices, our Elevator and Escalator Accident Attorneys have litigated elevator and escalator accident cases for over 15 years. We know the type of investigation and experience needed to obtain maximum compensation for an elevator or escalator injury.
How can an elevator accident occur?
Injuries from a faulty elevator can occur in a number of ways including: elevator system malfunctions that cause the elevator to drop rapidly within the elevator shaft; failure of outer doors to protect people from the elevator shaft, resulting in an open shaft thereby increasing the risk of falling; faulty wiring, elevator control malfunction, or a risk of electrocution; leveling problems that can cause the elevator to misalign with the floor resulting in trips or falls; failure of doors to close properly resulting in pinching or nudging causing injuries; wiring malfunction or entrapment due to the heat from fire or water from emergency sprinklers or hoses; elevator entrapment when the doors malfunction and fail to open resulting in emergency rescue leading to injury.
Who is responsible for my elevator or escalator accident?
While many people believe the manufacturer of the elevator or escalator maybe at fault for an accident, building owners and managers may also beat fault for elevator or escalator injuries if they fail to keep the elevator or escalator up to code for safety and fail to inspect the elevators or escalators pursuant to standards. They can also be sued if they do not implement emergency or rescue plans for elevator emergencies or fail to adequately train their employees as to how to properly evacuate an elevator.
Many building owners and managers employ service companies to maintain and inspect their elevators and escalators. The service company can also be held liable for elevators that are not maintained or are flawed. A services company may also be held responsible for defective repairs and not keeping maintenance records up to date.
How can your escalator and elevator injury attorneys help me?
If you or a family member has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident it is important to seek the assistance of an experience escalator or elevator accident attorney. It is also important not to speak with or sign any documents from insurance companies, building owners, managers or service providers before talking to an attorney about your rights. Our elevator and escalator accident attorneys have specialized knowledge and skill in litigating these types of accidents. We employ top professionals to investigate and evaluate elevator and escalator accidents. We have over fifteen years of experience in successfully litigating escalator and elevator accident cases and have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients. Call us today at (702) 433-2889 or fill out our on-line form for more information about your escalator or elevator accident case.