About 30,000 escalators in the United States are collectively carrying more than 575 million riders each day and above 90 billion persons each year. However, escalators result in frequent injuries and deaths whenever the building operators and managers failed to ensure their safe and hazard-free conditions. In fact and according to statistics, approximately 11,000 people are injured in escalator-related accidents each year, leaving at least 27 of the passengers, dead.
You may ask who is the party to be considered liable for an escalator accident? The answer is simple. An escalator-related accident is attributable to the fault or negligence of the building owners and managers since it is their responsibility to make sure that all escalators are properly maintained and always safe for use by tenants, employees and visitors alike. Any fault or negligence by other persons such as the passengers will be merely considered contributory.
The primary liability will have to fall on the building owners who should have made the utmost diligence in securing the safety of the escalator installed in its establishment or premises. If you have been injured while riding an escalator and wishes to establish the primary liability of the building owners, operators or managers, you must get the services of an escalator accident attorney to help you.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an escalator or elevator you may need an experienced Tulsa premises liability attorney or personal injury lawyer. Tulsa attorneys Gorospe and Smith provide the best Tulsa legal services and a free initial consultation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an Escalator Accident, call us today at 918-582-7775.