CALIFORNIA ESCALATOR AND ELEVATOR INJURY ATTORNEYS
Serving the Injured in Riverside, Santa Ana, Anaheim and all of Orange County
In businesses and malls throughout California, millions of people use escalators and elevators every single day from recreation and school to work and home. As most elevators and escalators are used nearly all day and night, it is of upmost importance to maintain them on a regular basis. Among other factors, failure to maintain escalators and elevators is one of the main causes of injuries throughout California.
ESCALATORS AND ELEVATORS CONSIDERED COMMON CARRIERS IN CALIFORNIA
A common carrier transports people from one place to another. For example, taxis, Uber and Lyft rides are common carriers. Why is this important? Common carriers must exercise the highest duty of care to safely transport passengers from one location to another. This standard includes escalators and elevators. The owners and or operators of escalators and elevators must exercise the highest degree of care to make sure that individuals are safe from injury including death. Unfortunately, due to numerous injuries involving escalators and elevators throughout California, this is not always the case.
ESCALATOR INJURY ATTORNEY IN CALIFORNIA
Legal Expertise Fighting on Behalf of the Inured in Orange County, Anaheim, Riverside and Santa Ana
Various studies show that children, senior citizens and intoxicated people are most likely to be injured by an escalator. Why are escalators so dangerous? According to Popular Science the design of the escalator has not changed since it was patented in 1892. Further, manufacturers of escalators believe the design is safe enough for most people so further safety precautions are not necessary. Nonetheless, sudden jarring back and forth movements caused by stopping an escalator, flesh getting caught on gaps, lack of proper maintenance can lead to soft tissue injuries, broken bones requiring surgery and even fatalities.
An experienced elevator injury attorney is important to help to resolve your claim. At Sky Law Group, APC we make sure that all available video evidence is preserved and utilize accident reconstruction experts and design experts to help enable your accident claim.
CALIFORNIA’S RELIABLE ELEVATOR INJURY ATTORNEYS
As noted above, elevator accidents are common due to ownership neglect in maintenance and supervision. Elevators, like escalators, are subject to scrutiny by both State and Federal Authorities and must comply with all safety regulations. Failure to adhere to such regulations leads to elevator injuries throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
At Sky Law Group, APC our legal team is ready to assist with your elevator or escalator injury claim. Our dedicated staff has resources you will need to successfully resolve your claim and get the most compensation possible.