Elevator & Escalator Injuries
Elevators and escalators are devices created specifically to make moving around a building easier for those working in the building or patronizing the establishment. Ironically, the same devices that were created for the sake of convenience can instead cause great pain if an individual is seriously injured while riding one.
Most elevators and escalators malfunction as a result of daily wear and tear. However, the owner of the building containing the devices is responsible for keeping them in good shape and up to certain safety standards. If you or someone you love has been injured while riding an escalator or elevator, contact an Iowa elevator injury lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling our offices at 877-327-2600.
Types of Elevator or Escalator Injuries
Escalators and elevators can quickly turn dangerous when a building owner:
- Fails to have routine maintenance performed
- Ignores the repair or service recommendation of an escalator or elevator maintenance contractor
- Does not report elevator problems to the elevator or escalator maintenance company
- Refuses to keep a record of all injuries that occur on elevators or escalators in the building
Failing to keep elevators and escalators safe for patrons or tenants is a serious act of negligence on the part of building owners, and they may be liable for any resulting injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured on an improperly maintained elevator or escalator, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. For more information, contact an Iowa escalator injury lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling our offices today at 877-327-2600.