Silver Spring Escalator Accident Lawyers
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 30, 2013 in Personal Injury
Aside from elevators and stairs, escalators are a common way to get from one floor to another, especially in places like Maryland shopping centers.
People don't usually think of escalators as dangerous, or that they pose any sort of threat. However, when they malfunction, are not properly built and/or maintained, or are not regularly inspected, a disaster may occur.
Our accident lawyers can help to determine if you have a case that can be brought to court.
Have you or a loved one been injured due to an escalator accident?
If so, contact our Silver Spring escalator accident lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation today!
Goldberg Finnegan - Ph: (888) 213-8140
Common Injuries From Escalator Accidents
Each year, approximately 7,000 of these accidents occur in the United States. Most cases involve falls, and approximately 1,200 cases involved body parts or clothing articles becoming sucked into the bottom of the base where the stairs disappear into.
These bases are required to have a certain amount of "teeth" that are not spaced too far apart, so that such incidents would not occur.
Escalator accidents may cause injuries such as:
- Loss of skin
- Bone fractures
- Bloody gashes
- Permanent scarring
While adults are involved in these types of accidents all the time, children are more prone to them. More than half of children who take a sudden fall on an escalator become entrapped at the bottom.
Some escalators have a red, emergency stop button nearby in case this happens, so that the stairs will stop moving inside the base and therefore prevent further injury.
However, most lack this feature.
Another type of common escalator accident occurs when it suddenly stops or breaks down out of nowhere, therefore causing people to stumble to the bottom and injuring themselves.
Injured In An Escalator Accident? Contact Our Lawyers Today
If you or someone that you know has been injured in an escalator accident, contact the Silver Spring injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan today.
Our team of legal professionals are available to review the details of your incident and we only get paid when we obtain a settlement or recovery on your behalf.
There are no upfront fees and we are ready to help you today.
Goldberg Finnegan - Trusted Lawyers. Ph: (888) 213-8140