Elevator And Escalator Accidents
Every time you step onto an escalator or into an elevator, you are putting faith in heavy machinery and the owner of that machinery. The owner is expected to have properly maintained the elevator doors and the electrical components to keep people safe on their property.
Failure to provide safe premises in hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, office buildings and any other area with elevators or escalators can cause serious injury. If it has harmed you or someone you care about, contact us at the law office of Anderson & Anderson
When Insurance Companies Won’t Listen
Our Tampa Bay-area law firm has helped injury victims in a wide range of complex personal injury cases throughout Florida. Our premises liability experience includes hundreds of claims for victims of negligence.
We take on the at-fault party and his or her insurance company to aggressively pursue maximum compensation when an individual’s injury has changed life forever. This may be the building owner, or the elevator/escalator company. Compensation is designed to help clients recover both physically and financially, as most medical bills are often accompanied by lost wages and ongoing rehabilitative measures. Sometimes an injury victim may never fully regain the mobility and independence he or she once had.
We Hear You, And We Will Take Action
An escalator injury is not necessarily caused by an individual who should have “watched his or her step.” In fact, degloving injuries are more common than people realize. They can happen when there is a side step entrapment or when a foot is dragged between two steps. Most escalators have protective bristles that cover areas where shoes and clothing are easily caught and dragged into the escalator mechanism, but not all property owners ensure these protective measures are in place.
An elevator injury can easily occur when an elevator malfunctions. The elevator’s door may close unexpectedly, the elevator may stop between floors, the door may be left open at the incorrect floor or the elevator may fall freely. Disfigurement, dismemberment, broken bones and other serious injuries often result.
In extreme cases, the elevator or escalator accident results in fatal injuries. We can help you pursue compensation for your lost loved one. We cannot put a price on what you have lost, but we can help you get what you need to get back on stable ground.
Contact our office in Tampa to arrange a consultation. Our lawyers will work with you personally through the claims process and make sure you get what you need. We can be reached online or at 813-251-0072 or 800-848-3024.
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