Despite their apparent harmlessness, escalators and elevators must be well-maintained in order to function properly and avoid causing grievous harm to those who would use them. Property owners need to ensure that these machines are sufficiently maintained to comply with safety and usability standards. When they fail to do so, riders or would-be riders are at risk of severe and potentially life-threatening injuries.
If you have been hurt in an escalator or elevator accident, a civil lawsuit may help you to obtain financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the Racine escalator injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
When escalators or elevators are unsafe due to lax maintenance, those who use them are susceptible to a host of different injuries. An unsafe elevator may suddenly stop in the shaft or become stuck; Elevators may have alarm buttons or emergency phones that do not work, creating dangerous situations in the event that someone needs help on the elevator.
Escalators can also be incredibly dangerous when they do not work properly. Loose clothing or untied shoelaces may become caught in the machinery; missing steps can allow one to fall through; shoddy railings can lead a person to fall off of the escalator.
We can help you to hold a negligent property owner accountable for their failure to provide a safe and properly functioning elevator or escalator. You should not have to bear the resulting expenses on your own. Contact a Racine elevator injuries lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.