Wisconsin Elevator/Escalator Accident Lawyers
Elevators and escalators both enable people to live and work in tall buildings without having to maneuver multiple flights of stairs. While this makes elevators and escalators incredibly helpful, they are also powerful machines that operate with large amounts of force. Thus, when something goes wrong, escalators and elevators can also serve as sources of devastating injuries.
If you have been injured due to a broken or wrongly maintained elevator or escalator, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. To help you fight for your rights, contact a Wisconsin elevator/escalator accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
The Dangers of Elevators
While elevators are helpful for those who are disabled as well as people who frequent tall buildings, they can also quickly turn dangerous. Elevators can cause injuries in cases such as:
- Drops – which can make you fall and hit your head
- Improperly closing doors – which can pinch hands and feet and cause broken bones
- Incorrectly leveled stops – which can result in you losing your balance and falling
When elevators are not properly installed or maintained, accidents like these are far more likely.
The main hazard associated with escalators is catching clothing or footwear in the machine, which can pinch you and pull you down onto the sharp metal of the machine. This can result in lacerations as well as broken bones. Additionally, if the escalator speeds up while you are getting on or off, it can pitch you onto the ground, causing head injuries.
You have every right to trust the escalator or elevator to safely deliver you from floor to floor. However, when a premises owner does not properly maintain these machines, it can cause injuries to you and those you love. To discuss your legal rights following an elevator or escalator injury, contact a Wisconsin elevator/escalator attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.