Boston Escalator & Elevator Accident Attorney
Throughout Massachusetts there are thousands of escalators and elevators in both public and private spaces. State regulations require the inspection and safe design and maintenance of these machines. Despite these regulations people still get injured riding these lifts each year. Escalator and elevator accidents often contribute to serious injuries and fatalities in the worst circumstances.
In May 2014, for example, there was a highly publicized accident at Fenway Park where a woman fell into the elevator shaft resulting in a severe injury to her face, brain, and spine. She has initiated a lawsuit against Fenway in hopes to be compensated for her medical costs and injury. The possibility of recovery for any victim of an escalator or elevator accident largely depends on the skill of their attorney.
Causes of Escalator & Elevator Accident Injuries
Injuries can happen on these lifts because of:
- Defective design
- Inadequate installation, inspection, or maintenance
- Ineffective protective practices or training
- Lack of qualified workers
- Sudden stops
- Missing parts
- Drops or falls
Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that accidents involving escalators and elevators kill 30 or more people a year and injure over 17,000 in the United States. Elevators seem to be more deadly and account for nearly 60 percent of the serious injuries and 90 percent of the deaths reported. Half of the annual deaths are from those who are installing, maintaining, or repairing the elevator.
Contact Our Escalator & Elevator Accident Lawyers
Elevator or escalator accidents can be extremely complex. It is important that you contact an elevator or escalator accident attorney to help you through your claim. Attempting to navigate this area of law without the help of a lawyer can cost thousands of dollars in settlement funds or court judgments.
An elevator or escalator accident involves many parties. The injured, the building owner, insurance companies, the Department of Public Safety, and maybe even those at the scene of the accident. It is important to promptly contact a firm that is experienced in personal injury cases that can offer superior representation. Our lawyers are prepared to deal with all the parts and people associated with your accident and make it our mission to see your claim to a successful result.
At Michael Kelly Injury Lawyers, we understand serious injuries can have a huge effect on daily life and aim to remove the stresses associated with the claims process and recovery. Our accident attorney are extremely aggressive and will take a claim all the way through trial in the event that action is appropriate. Our main goal is maximum recovery for our clients and attempt to fulfill that goal on each and every case in our office.
You will need an injury lawyer who is experienced in complex cases involving the intricacies of multipart design and electronic controls. For a free consultation with our elevator & accident attorneys, call 1-800-LAW-GUYS or fill out the contact us form.