Elevator & Escalator Injuries
Injuries For Escalator Elevator Accidents in Denver CO
Many people frequently come into contact with escalators and elevators, whether it's in a residential high rise, shopping mall, office building or other public place. These mechanical devices are crucial to our everyday existence. This is especially true for people with physical challenges, who must live or work in multi-story buildings. For some, taking the stairs is an alternative, but for others, it’s just not an option – especially in a tall building. We trust elevators and escalators to operate safely, giving little thought to potential malfunctions or possible injuries those might cause.
If you have suffered an injury on public property or at your workplace because of a defective elevator or escalator, you need to speak with our Denver personal injury attorneys today. We can advise you of your rights and the best course of action to take in your case.
Many elevators in and around the Denver area are old-fashioned, operating when you activate the door in a certain way. There are many different types of doors that the general public may be unfamiliar with, and the wrong action can cause serious personal injuries. You could easily have your fingers broken, toes crushed, or arms and legs injured.
Simple malfunctions, power surges, or mechanical error can lead to elevator and escalator accidents. If you’re unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place when it happens, you can suffer severe injury to your spine, neck, or other bones. Sudden plummeting, stops, or changes in speed on an elevator occur more often than you think. Escalator stairs are just as dangerous. Sudden stops, slip and falls on wet escalator steps, and metal cleats latching onto clothing can cause serious injuries. These breakdowns can occur when you least expect it, and it is our job to determine if the mechanics of the equipment were improperly installed or maintained or contain any defective manufacturing.
If you’re hurt at your place of employment our Denver personal injury lawyers will determine if you’re eligible for worker's comp benefits, along with compensation for your injuries, any pain and suffering, and possible lost wages. No matter whether the accident happens, on the job or in public, we’ll determine if there is negligence on the part of the building manager, landlord, maintenance company, or manufacturer, to ensure you get maximum compensation.
Call our Denver injury attorneys today and take advantage of our free consultation. The Vaden Law Firm, LLC is skilled and experienced to meet your legal needs when seeking compensation from injury involving elevators and escalators.