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Elevator and Escalator Accident

Ft Lauderdale personal injury lawyer David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing elevator and escalator accident victims, their families and friends who have suffered a death in the family or have sustained serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of the manufacturer of an escalator or elevator or of the company responsible for their maintenance.

It is very common in highly populated areas of our country to be sprinkled with devices aimed at transporting people to and from their destinations. More commonly, are machines designed to move people to and from shorter distances.

Elevators and escalators can be found almost anywhere:

  • apartment complexes
  • sporting facilities (basketball arenas, football stadiums, etc)
  • malls and shopping plazas
  • hotels
  • hospitals
  • airports
  • subways
  • skyscrapers

In most cases, elevators and escalators are constantly checked and maintained due to their constant use. Over time normal wear and tear for escalators causes steps to loosen which then begin to start catching on loose clothing, toes and even fingers. As elevators begin to deteriorate over time, the hazards become very dangerous. An uneven floor or carpeting can lead to slip and fall accidents, cables holding the machine up can break, causing the elevator to plummet to the ground.

What are the stats?

  • Over 12,000 people are injured yearly due to elevator or escalator-related injuries
  • Less than 1% of these injuries result in death
  • Common injuries include scrapes, fractures, and pinches.
  • 3 Common causes of elevator malfunction:
  • Getting Stuck
  • Door closing on people
  • Elevator falling to the ground

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Fort Lauderdale elevator or an escalator accident you should contact accident attorney David I. Fuchs as soon as possible. Keep in mind that elevators and escalators should be examined consistently by certified inspectors every six months. This responsibility lies with building owners and managers. If you are injured, you should contact Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys to help you pursue your claim.

Ft Lauderdale accident lawyer David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  3. Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  5. Those injuries caused by the negligence of a party that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs

After an accident with involving an elevator or escalator it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene, seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your escalator or elevator accident case. Ft Lauderdale accident attorney David I. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

Call injury attorney David I. Fuchs at his Fort Lauderdale location Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your escalator or elevator accident case. You may also write to Personal Injury Lawyer David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.

If you cannot come to our Ft Lauderdale office, accident lawyer David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.

Llame al abogado de lesiones personales David Fuchs.

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