Accidents involving elevators and escalators in and around the Los Angeles area are more common than most people realize. In many cases, these incidents result in only minor injuries, but that is not always the case. At JML Law, our Los Angeles elevator and escalator accident attorneys have experience handling complex injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured and need help from a premises liability lawyer to handle your claim, we are standing by to investigate what happened and secure full compensation for your losses.
Elevator and escalator injuries in Los Angeles
Elevators and escalators are pieces of machinery that require constant attention from property owners. Without proper inspections and maintenance, elevators and escalators can cause severe injuries. These devices are comprised of many moving parts that must be regularly cared for. When any single part of an elevator or escalator is not working properly, this poses a threat to those who use them.
When the moving parts of an elevator or escalator are not working properly, this could result in body parts or clothing getting caught in the malfunctioning pieces, leading to significant injuries or even fatalities. However, not all injuries on these devices are this traumatic, and something as simple as a loose stair or broken railing can lead to lacerations or a slip and fall injury.
The team at JML Law has experience helping clients who have sustained a wide range of premises liability injuries. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Severe sprains or strains
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Lacerations or amputations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Other severe back and neck injury
Property owners are responsible for inspections and maintenance
We can turn to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders (ESO) to see the requirements that property owners have when it comes to inspecting these devices. Currently, inspection is required:
- When a device is first installed as new
- When any alteration or modernization work is performed
- When the device has been reactivated after being out of service for an extended period of time
The only people authorized to inspect these devices are safety engineers employed by the State of California and Certified Competent Conveyance Inspectors (CCCI). Property owners are required to ensure that inspections happen at the appropriate times.
Call our Los Angeles elevator and escalator injury lawyer today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident in or around the Los Angeles area, contact the team at JML Law for help today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complicated personal injury claims, and we understand what it takes to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Lost income if you cannot work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damage is
When you need a Los Angeles elevator and escalator accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800.
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