Elevator and Escalator Accidents are Capable of Causing Serious Injuries

It is hard to imagine that there is anyone living in the Atlanta metropolitan area that has not had any contact with an elevator or escalator. While these devices are a ubiquitous part of modern life and generally very safe, they are also capable of causing serious when they malfunction. Both elevators and escalators are highly regulated by the state and local governments, and any noncompliance with these regulations may be sufficient to establish legal liability in the event of an accident.  The personal injury attorneys of Shane Smith Law are available to help elevator and escalator accident victims recover, and work hard to get each client we represent the maximum value of their case.

Common Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Because both are complicated pieces of machinery that are capable of transporting thousands of pounds vertically, both elevators and escalators are capable of causing serious bodily injury.  Among  the kinds of accidents that often result in injury to riders include:

  • Entrapment of body parts or clothing in between stairs or doors

  • Slip and falls

  • Falls over railings

  • Becoming stuck inside an elevator

  • Elevator drops or falls

These and other accidents in an elevator are capable of causing both physical and emotional trauma, both of which are compensable in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. The first step to making sure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled after an elevator or escalator accident is contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who is familiar with litigating such cases.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.