Automatic Door Malfunctions and Failures
One of the most common accidents that can happen to an innocent patron or employee of large building or business can be those involving the malfunction of automatic doors. Property and business owners must ensure that all facets of their buildings are safe – this includes the doors that let you in and out of a facility.
Most of the time an automatic door is equipped with sensors and safety features to prevent people from becoming caught in them or becoming injured. These doors typically are required to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis as well. So with all these precautions in place – why do accidents with automatic doors still occur?
In many cases, a negligent property or business owner may be to blame. Failing to have doors properly maintained, inspected and serviced can lead to malfunctions, which put patrons and employees at risk.
The injuries from a malfunctioning automatic door can range from a simple bruise to a fall that causes serious fractures or brain damage. No matter the severity of your injury – you have legal rights and may be eligible to file a claim against the property or business owner who exposed you to such a dangerous situation.
A claim can help the injured party receive the compensation he or she needs and deserves to cover the expenses associated with a serious injury. In addition to taking care of the victim, a claim helps hold the negligent property or business owner accountable for their actions and may even prevent another innocent person from being hurt in the future.
Many victims may feel that they have no chance of winning a legal claim against a large business. Sometimes after an accident a business owner or their insurance company may intimidate persons from filing a legal claim to prevent them from getting the compensation they are entitled. Don’t waste any time after being in an accident with a malfunctioning automatic door – schedule a FREE consultation today with Attorney Peter Ventura to understand and protect your rights and so you can focus on healing and recovering from your injuries.