Elevator and Escalator Accidents in Massachusetts
A simple trip to the mall or other business could take a serious or deadly turn if you are involved in an accident involving an escalator or elevator. These modern conveniences can be hidden traps for injury and even death if the business or property owner does not maintain them properly.
Since their inception and regular use, thousands upon thousands of innocent people have been hurt or killed using or working on these devices. Because escalators and elevators can pose such a threat, the government typically dictates that they must be inspected regularly to ensure that they are in good working order.
However, in a time when many businesses and corporations are cutting corners, maintenance and required check-ups may fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, the average shopper or office worker may pay the price for this negligence.
Innocent children and elderly persons are especially at risk for sustaining an injury on an elevator or escalator. Even maintenance workers who have been hired to repair escalators or elevators are at risk if the proper precautions are not taken.
Scrapes and cuts are on the minor end of the scale of possible injuries that may result from an escalator or elevator accident. Unfortunately, falls, broken bones, electrocution and even amputation are possible injuries and can change a victim’s life forever.
Not only can these types of critical injuries cause intense pain, loss of wages and high medical bills, but they also can leave a victim with emotional scars that may never heal.
The legal obligation of a business or property owner to protect patrons from bodily harm includes making sure elevators and escalators are safe for the public because failing to do so can have devastating consequences. Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura can work with you after an elevator or escalator accident to determine who is liable and if you may be able to collect compensation.
Don’t let a popular retail store or other business establishment bully you into thinking you don’t have legal rights after an accident that occurred due to their negligence. Schedule a FREE consultation with Massachusetts attorney Peter Ventura today to determine whether you have rights to be financially compensated.