Champaign Elevator and Escalator Injury Attorneys
They are encountered so frequently and in so many different locations that it would be easy to assume that escalators and elevators are harmless. Unfortunately, the reality is that these devices can pose a severe threat to the welfare of those who ride them, whether because of an accident, defect, or malfunction. These traumatic incidents occur without advance warning and can leave a victim to cope with substantial physical pain, emotional anguish, and also extraordinary financial burdens.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in an accident involving an escalator or elevator, you may be able to pursue legal action against the property owner whose negligence endangered your safety. A victory in your case may secure the financial compensation that you need to address your accident-related concerns. Contact the Champaign elevator and escalator injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 to speak with a skilled and experienced lawyer.
Injuries from Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Property owners or their authorized agents may be liable for injuries suffered by guests under premises liability law. They are responsible for ensuring that elevators and escalators are properly maintained and that warnings of dangers are prominently displayed when necessary. Negligence on their part has the potential to result in:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
- Degloving injuries
- Brain damage from trauma
- Internal injuries
A person sustaining these injuries may require emergency treatment. In the most drastic and tragic cases, a person injured by a substantial fall or collapse may be killed in the accident.
To hold a negligent property owner accountable for the harm that you have sustained in an elevator or escalator accident, contact the Champaign elevator and escalator injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828.