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Elevator and Escalator Injuries

February 23, 2021 Blog,Personal Injury

CaseyGerry has extensive experience handling a variety of serious personal injury cases. Elevator and escalator injuries are one area we see a lot of cases.  Unfortunately, elevator and escalator injuries occur often, and the injuries are usually serious and sometimes fatal.

Escalators and elevators are part of our daily lives. They are a common feature in commercial buildings, and to a lesser degree, residential buildings. We all generally trust escalators and elevators to efficiently convey us where we need to go.  But what happens when they malfunction?  What if they are not serviced properly?

California has strict engineering codes in place designed to protect the public because the state recognizes the significant danger a malfunctioning escalator or elevator poses.  In addition, most escalator and elevator servicing companies promise preventative maintenance at regular intervals.

However, this does not always happen, leading to a poorly running conveyance capable of causing serious injury to innocent users.  Upon notice of an injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), investigates and prepares a comprehensive report, sometimes finding multiple problems with a conveyance leading to the injury. Potential problems include loose parts, faulty timing, unclean joints, and more.

At CaseyGerry, we have successfully handled cases involving dropping elevators, misaligned elevators, pinching escalators, improperly maintained units, and much more. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty elevator or escalator, please contact us to explore your legal rights.