Elevator and Escalator Accident
Elevators and escalators are intended to assist and make human movement more efficient. They are found everywhere including public and private properties.
We find them in malls, office buildings, subway and train stations, residential towers, etc. There are an estimated 900,000 elevators and roughly 35,000 escalators in the United States.
When escalators and elevators malfunction, very serious personal injuries can result to innocent people.
Depending on what went wrong, the injuries to these victims can range from soft tissue injuries, fractures, to even death. Plus, since elevators and escalators are meant to transport masses of people, sometimes many can be effected when things go wrong.
If you were injured in one of these accidents, it is important to know what to do next, and how to protect your rights. These accidents typically involve the violation of federal and state safety regulations. Finding exactly what went wrong that led to the accident and securing adequate compensation for our clients is what we do.Common Types of Boston Elevator and Escalator Accidents
- Sudden Stops and Jerks
- Slips and Falls
- Workers Compensation Accidents
- Becoming Trapped Inside An Elevator
- Equipment Malfunctions
- Improper Maintenance
- Elevator Drops
Usually there are various parties that can be held liable. In this situation all potential parties are brought into the claim, and lawsuit. It really depends on where the accident occurred and what went wrong. Some common parties that may be liable in these situations are:
- Building Owners
- Elevator And Escalator Manufacturers
- Equipment Providers
- Equipment Repair Companies
- Service Companies
Generally in Massachusetts the statute of limitations for elevator and escalator accidents is three years from the date of accident. For cases involving minors, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident.
These accidents can be very complex. It is crucial to hire an experienced attorney who knows how to investigate what went wrong, identify all potentially responsible parties, and to find all available insurance policies in order to pursue full compensation.
We are Boston elevator and escalator accident lawyers and we can help if you were injured in one of these accidents.
Contact the Earley Law Group today if you were injured by an elevator or escalator. We are Boston injury lawyers with experience representing people injured in escalator and elevator accidents. Let us show how we can help you. Make sure not to delay taking action. Delaying in taking action in protecting your rights to compensation can prove very harmful to your case. Don't be a victim. Fight back and get the compensation you deserve for your elevator or accident injuries.