Elevator & Escalator Accidents

Pasadena Escalator Injury Lawyers

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Whether you’re strolling through the shopping mall or on your way to board your flight, elevators and escalators are used in a variety of buildings and facilities. Due to their consistent use for daily activities, they must be properly maintained and cared for at all times. However, when a property owner fails to perform maintenance, it can result in accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.

If you have suffered an injury after being involved in an elevator or escalator accident in California, our Pasadena premises liability attorneys can recover your entitled compensation on your behalf while you get well. We can conduct an investigation into the accident and collect critical evidence to build a relentless and customized case strategy for you.

Types of Elevator Accidents

The main cause of elevator malfunction is poor maintenance. Whether it is on public or private grounds, it is the property owner’s obligation to provide accurate and up-to-date elevator maintenance records. Poorly maintained elevators can lead to door malfunctions, mis-leveling, abrupt stopping, or falls. Those who are commonly injured by elevators are installers, repairers, engineers, construction supervisors, custodians, electricians, and maintenance workers.

Common types of elevator accidents include the following:

  • Falls
  • Collapse
  • Caught in or between doors
  • Electrocutions
  • Falling debris

Causes of Escalator Accidents

The owner or operator of the escalator is lawfully obligated to keep it safe. However, human error is the primary cause of these types of accidents. Sometimes they are caused by mechanical issues or poor maintenance, which can cause stops that jolt riders and make them fall. Even items, such as loose articles of clothing or hair, can get caught in the escalator.

Common escalator defects include the following:

  • Broken or missing steps
  • Loose or missing screws
  • Broken handrail
  • Significant gaps or excessive space between moving walk area and sides of escalators
  • Missing teeth on the track of the escalator

Experienced & Skilled Legal Team

At Tedford & Associates, we can make all the difference by organizing a proper claim for the court and ensuring that the negligent parties are held liable for your injuries. Our Pasadena premises liability lawyer is not afraid to negotiate with insurance carriers and will fight for your best interests. Let us help you get your life back on the right track.

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