Thousands of people use elevators and escalators daily, expecting that their ride up and down a building will be safe. While this is true for the most part, there are escalator and elevator accidents in Georgia and across this nation that occur and cause serious injuries. Escalator and elevator accidents are a form of premises liability, and victims who have been injured on an escalator or elevator may be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries.
Why Escalators and Elevators Fail
Escalators, moving walkways, and elevators may stop working suddenly for a variety of reasons including:
- They were not properly maintained
- They have not been inspected regularly
- They were not installed properly
- There could have been a design or manufacturing defect
- They were not up to code
When any of these things occur, elevators may get stuck between floors, plummet to the ground, suddenly stop, or incur a burst of speed. When an escalator fails, it can suddenly stop, reverse directions or the steps could collapse. If these things happen, people riding the escalator or elevator could fall and suffer serious injuries as a result.
If you were injured in an escalator or elevator accident in Atlanta, Shane Smith Law can help you recover compensation for your injuries—compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your accident. We can skillfully build your case and represent you to make sure you receive the financial recovery to which you are entitled. Call Atlanta premises liability lawyer Shane Smith at (980) 246-2656 for a complimentary, confidential case consultation today.