The following types of injuries are most likely to occur on escalators:
Most escalator injuries involved legs among adults, while hand or fingertip injuries were more likely with children.
According to the standards established by the CPSC in the mid-1990s, escalators are supposed to have foot prints, or brightly-colored borders painted on each step to show the public the safest area for their feet; however, in most cases, consumers will not find escalators in compliance with this standard.
While elevator accidents are somewhat uncommon events, when they do occur, the injuries suffered can be serious or result in death.
Accident and safety studies related to elevators indicate injuries result due to the following:
When an elevator is improperly maintained the following malfunctions often occur and cause serious or fatal injuries:
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or death due to a defective escalator or elevator, you need to contact Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA in Hallandale. Our premise liability lawyers offer a free initial consultation. We will fight for your right to receive fair and just compensation for your injuries or loss.