Elevator and Escalator accidents fall under the guise of premises liability. A property owner has a duty to maintain his property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn others of any dangerous conditions existing thereat. A property owner’s duty extends to any elevator or escalator that exists on their property.

Elevator and Escalator accidents are usually sudden and unexpected and can result in very serious injuries. An elevator or escalator that is misaligned or has doors that are either jammed or open while the elevator is in motion is extremely dangerous. Injuries can also result from an elevator that does not level properly with the floor or produces a sudden drop. In addition to liability on property owners and managers, most elevators and escalators are maintained by a service company. The service company may also be liable for improper maintenance, cleaning, upgrades, or safety device failures.

Contact The Saul Law Firm

The attorneys at The Saul Law Firm have handled many elevator and escalator accidents and have recovered substantial money for their clients. If you have been injured due to an elevator or escalator, call us immediately to protect your rights.