Elevator/Escalator Accidents (Slip and Fall)
Escalators and elevators are used daily by hundreds of people without incident. Some trips, however, do not go as smoothly and injuries or death can occur. If you or a loved one have been injured due to one of these cases or another slip and fall occurrence, contact a Riverside personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
There are many ways such an accident can happen, including, but not limited to:
- Overcrowding or overloading
- Clothing or your body parts getting caught between moving parts of such machines
- Design flaws
- Doors opening or closing at the wrong time
- Elevator collapse
- Other mechanical or electrical malfunctions
Whether or not it was your fault, your case should be taken to a personal injury attorney in Riverside to discuss your options and the next best step for your case. Any injuries sustained should be treated with medical attention. Even if you feel you haven’t been injured, it could be that your injuries are internal. Any documentation taken at the doctor’s office can be used for your case, including lab results and x-rays.
Compensation for your injuries should be awarded if your case is successful. Having a trusted attorney by your side can help to ensure success and gain the most compensation possible for your injuries. Compensation can be used to help pay for medical expenses, including hospital fees, rehabilitation, or physical therapy, as well as lost wages from time off work that was spent recovering.
If you have been injured due to an escalator, elevator, or other slip and fall accident, contact the Pacific Coast Injury Law Center to discuss the next best action for your case. Being able to have an experienced attorney handle your case for you can help relieve some of your stress. Contact the office today to schedule your consultation.