From shopping malls and department stores to airports and stadiums, escalators are used in all types of property applications to carry people from floor-to-floor. Escalators have been used to modernize pedestrian traffic by carrying larger groups of people at one time and at a more rapid pace.
While they are practical, very few people are actually aware of the dangers associated with escalators — and just how life-threatening escalator injuries can be.
Escalator accidents can occur in many ways, including:
- Excessive gaps between the side skirt, the escalator step, and the landing platforms
- Injuries caused by clothing, shoes, or other objects getting caught between platforms
- Injuries due to faulty manufacturing, negligent maintenance, or failure to inspect or repair
- Explosions caused by overheating or debris collecting in the undercarriage of the escalator
Advocates For Seriously Injured People
For a free consultation about an escalator accident case in Texas, call Wyatt Law Firm at 210-255-2231.
Wyatt Law Firm in San Antonio has taken action against negligent property owners and product manufacturers who have directly caused escalator accidents. Our premises liability lawyers have extensive trial experience and legal knowledge, both of which have been reflected in our proven record of substantial case results. Our skilled litigators have the tenacity needed to handle complex claims against major escalator manufacturers including Otis, Kone, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp.
We Will Stand Up For You
In some of the most highly publicized injuries, victims of escalator accidents have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries. Reported injuries include children losing toes while wearing Crocs brand shoes and riding the escalator, adults losing limbs due to articles of clothing getting stuck between the "teeth" of escalator platforms, and elderly individuals losing their balance due to a sudden stop and tumbling down the steps.
At Wyatt Law Firm, we have a passion for justice and it is blatant acts of negligence such as these that drive our legal team to act on behalf of consumers in Texas. As our client, we will tailor our approach to meet your needs. Staying at your side every step of the way, we will do all we can to maximize your claim.
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Contact us today by calling 210-255-2231. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.