Lake Geneva Elevator and Escalator Injury Attorneys

Elevators and escalators are so commonplace in modern buildings that it can be easy to overlook the many dangers that are associated with their use and presence. When a property owner fails to ensure that these mechanical transports are properly maintained, those inherent dangers can strike, resulting in otherwise preventable accidents. These incidents can cause significant injuries to guests on the premises, and it may be appropriate for these individuals to consider pursuing legal action.

If you or a loved one has been hurt injured while riding or attempting to ride an elevator or escalator, we can help you to determine whether a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. Contact the Lake Geneva elevator injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced attorney about the details of your potential case.

Risks Associated with Elevators and Escalators

The dangers associated with elevators and escalators are specific to the nature of their design, housing, and manner of use. The following are some risks linked to elevators:

  • Exposed elevator shafts due to misaligned cars
  • Defective door sensors
  • Elevator doors that close too quickly
  • Free-falling elevator cars
  • Electrical shock risk from faulty wiring

The following hazards are representative of those that may accompany escalators:

  • Gaps between the stairs and railing which can pull in shoes, feet, and hands
  • Missing teeth at the tops and bottoms of escalators that guard against objects being pulled in
  • Risk of slip and fall accidents
  • Missing escalator stairs

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Visitors to a building should be able to reasonable expect that escalators and elevators will be safe for use, and when they suffer grievous harm due to the negligence of a property owner, a strong response is required. To learn more about the financial compensation that you may be able to recover through legal action, contact the Lake Geneva escalator injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.