Elevator & Escalator Accidents
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Injury from a Malfunction?
Elevator malfunctions can cause serious injuries to passengers. This type of claim falls under premises liability law and can result in damages for those injured by the negligence of others or a defective machine.
Elevator accidents occur frequently. Incidents involving elevators and escalators kill about 30 and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data from 2021 provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Elevators and escalators are powerful and could be deadly or cause severe injury to the pedestrians who use them. We take them for granted, but elevators and escalators are powerful machines. If you or someone you love has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, give the experienced personal injury lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn a call today.