Escalator Injuries

Escalator Injury Lawyers

Were You Injured by an Escalator or Moving Walkway?

Escalators, moving walkways, and other pedestrian conveyors can be found in all sorts of buildings, especially large commercial structures. Most do not know that these commonplace and convenient systems can become dangerous when they are defective, damaged, or poorly maintained. If you were hurt in an escalator accident, talk to the attorneys of KMD Law today. We are headquartered in Los Angeles but have the resources, experience, and reputation to help escalator accident clients nationwide.

We can handle injury claims nationwide that involve defective or dangerous:

  • Escalators
  • Moving walkways
  • Autowalks
  • People-movers

You may be owed compensation for your injuries after an escalator accident. Our team is here to help you understand the legal processes required to demand and pursue that compensation from the liable party or parties. Let us lead the way today.

Talk with an escalator injury attorney today. Contact our firm onlineor dial (833) 456-3529.

Injuries Caused by Defective Escalators

When an escalator is defective, pieces of it may come loose or break apart. If someone is using the escalator at the time it breaks, they may become partially entrapped in the mechanisms or fall over. In either situation, serious injuries may be the result.

Serious injuries caused by defective escalators often include:

  • Foot injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

In severe cases, escalator injuries can result in a fatality. If you lost a loved one to a fatal escalator accident, we can use our talents and experience to handle a wrongful death claim on your behalf. We know that you could be struggling with grief after losing someone so close to you, so we always act with compassion and sensitivity that respect what you’re going through and the emotions that come with it.

How Do Escalator Accidents Happen?

How can something as commonplace as an escalator become so dangerous? Negligence is often at the root of escalator accidents and injuries.

Two leading causes of escalator accidents are:

  • Defects: If an escalator or moving walkway is designed or manufactured incorrectly, it may contain a serious defect that only becomes apparent later when it breaks, potentially hurting someone.
  • Poor maintenance: Like any piece of machinery, escalators require routine maintenance to keep them from breaking or becoming dangerous. Inadequate maintenance schedules can considerably increase the risk of an escalator accident.

Who is Liable for Escalator Injuries?

Liability for an escalator accident and injury depends on the type of issue that caused the incident. If a defect with the escalator caused the injury, the company that designed and/or manufactured the escalator could be liable. On the other hand, if poor maintenance resulted in an escalator accident, the property owner or manager would most likely be liable for any injuries, damages, and losses.

Discovering liability in an escalator or moving walkway accident claim can be a complex process, especially when multiple issues contributed to the accident. Our escalator injury attorneys can handle the investigative process of uncovering liability, though. Leave it up to us, so you can stay focused on yourself and your recovery.

Pilot Sues for Denver Airport Moving Walkway Injury

In a recent news story, a pilot for Delta Airlines was seriously injured by a defective moving walkway installed at Denver Airport. The panel at the end of the moving walkway fell away while it was in use, and his foot became partially trapped in the underlying machinery. He suffered serious tendon and bone injuries that have left him with constant pain and walking difficulties. He also fell over when his foot was suddenly stuck in the machinery, resulting in a painful shoulder injury.

In this incident, it is believed that a defect with the moving walkway’s design caused the issue. The defendant in the pilot’s injury claim is TK Elevator, the company that made it.

Compensation in Escalator Injury Claims

Types of compensation that could be included in your escalator injury claim are:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages and reduced income-earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

When we are working on your escalator injury claim, we will know where to look for evidence of your injuries and the harm they have caused you. No matter the final total of your damages, our highly experienced team will be ready to fight for them. Our attorneys are known as confident negotiators who can secure compensation through fair settlements. However, we are also tried-and-tested litigators who prepare each case for court and know how to handle stubborn oppositions in trial when that is the best or final option to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

Talk to an Escalator Injury Lawyer Today

After suffering a serious injury in an escalator or moving walkway accident, you will have a lot of questions. Why did this happen? Who is liable? How hard is it to file an injury claim? Get answers to those questions and more by coming to KMD Law and talking with our escalator injury attorneys. We are always standing by to help new and returning clients, so it’s always a good time to reach out to our law firm.

Call (833) 456-3529 and schedule an initial consultation. Ask about our “no-win, no-fees” policy!

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