Each year, there are millions of people that travel up and down thousands of escalators within the United States. While many travelers are fortunate enough to pass through without injury, some are hurt or seriously injured while attempting to complete their daily activities. With so many escalators located in department stores, airports, hotels, hospitals, train stations, and malls, escalators present hazards to individuals wherever they may be. If you or your loved one has been injured on an escalator, contact Colombo Law today. Whether your injury is the result of an escalator that malfunctioned or a slip and fall on an escalator, contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys who can help assist you with your claim.
There are regulations in place to protect customers and ensure the safety of all travelers. Companies have a duty to make sure their premises are free of hazards that pose a risk of harm to users. Failure to follow safety regulations when assembling an escalator system or ensuring proper maintenance can cause injuries that range from cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injuries. The majority of people impacted in escalator accidents are young children and the elderly. Although there are precautionary measures that may be taken, many choose to forgo on those options or do not properly maintain these precautionary measures when having the escalator inspected.
Determining the Cause of Your Injury
Determining the cause of an injury in an escalator accident is difficult due to the complexity of an escalator system. An experienced attorney is necessary to investigate the cause of injury using maintenance logs, inspection reports, testing records, and repair recommendations. Our attorneys will use discovery to obtain this information and more. Some information can also be obtained through the review of surveillance footage and eyewitness accounts.
Contact Colombo Law Today
If you or your loved one has been injured on an escalator in the state of West Virginia, be sure to obtain prompt medical attention to determine the extent of an injury and come up with a treatment plan. After you have sought medical treatment, contact Colombo Law to determine whether you have a claim to monetary relief is you suffered injury as a result of another’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.