Escalator Accidents Lawyer
Escalators can cause very serious injury to both children and adults if clothing or body parts become caught in the moving teeth of the escalator. When an accident happens, those who have been hurt or who have lost loved ones need to understand their legal rights. It may be possible to recover full compensation for escalator accident losses, but it is up to the victims or their families to be proactive in making a legal claim.
The Loewy Law Firm is an Austin injury firm dedicated to providing personalized and skilled legal representation when injuries happen. We have experience with escalator accident cases and will begin right away investigating your claim and helping you build a strong case for damages. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible when your escalator accident occurs.
Who is Responsible for Escalator Accidents?
After an escalator accident, there are a number of potential parties who could be held legally responsible for the incident and may be required to compensate victims. A victim of an escalator accident could file a claim for damages and seek monetary payments from:
- The manufacturer of the escalator.
- The manufacturer of loose clothing or shoes that have a tendency to become caught in escalators. The manufacturers of Crocs, for example, were sued when children badly injured their feet as the shoes became caught in escalator sides.
- Those responsible for escalator maintenance.
- Property owners or renters who fail to maintain the escalator or to provide warnings about escalator risks.
Victims must file a civil lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death, or must negotiate a settlement with those responsible for providing compensation. It is up to those who have been hurt in an escalator accident to prove that their injuries happened because of a breach of legal duty or because of negligence. There are different ways to prove liability in escalator accident cases depending upon who was to blame. For example, while property owners must be negligent to be liable for an escalator accident, product manufacturers are held strictly liable for defects regardless of carelessness.
The Loewy Law Firm has a strong legal team who can investigate the cause of your escalator accident and help you take care of all legal steps associated with fighting for compensation. No matter who is to blame, we are ready to stand up for your rights and fight for the money you need and deserve.
Getting Help from an Austin Escalator Accidents Lawyer
The Loewy Law Firm has a top Avvo rating and has recovered more than $40 million in compensation for injured clients. Our firm is committed to helping escalator accident victims obtain the money they need for economic and non-financial damages when an accident happens. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation about your escalator accident case.