Danville Elevator and Escalator Injury Attorneys
Used throughout malls, hotels, and all types of multistory buildings, elevators and escalators are very convenient for guests and employees. However, as useful as these machines may be, some do not have proper safety features or may be operating with dangerous defects. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that escalators and elevators cause injuries to 17,000 people each year.
For a free consultation regarding your legal options after an elevator or escalator injury, contact the Danville elevator and escalator injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.
The Dangers of Elevators and Escalators
Even when working properly, elevators and escalators often operate with very little room for human input or control. While elevators provide some fundamental level of control, these inputs often then funnel into an automatic motion system. Escalators, on the other hand, require riders to move at a pre-set pace. As a result, the following injuries may occur:
- Severe cuts and broken bones
- Brain damage from falls
- Amputated fingers and toes
- Degloving, or the loss of skin
Escalators can pose an especially serious falling threat to elderly riders and a similar threat for children. As each step slips under the escalator comb at the top or folds into the step in front, a child’s fingers and toes may become trapped in the machine. Injuries involving limbs and fingers becoming trapped are also commonly seen in elevator accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of an unsafe escalator or elevator, you may be eligible to pursue legal action. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the Danville elevator and escalator injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 443-4343.