Fort Lauderdale Elevator and Escalator Accident Atttorney
Call this Fort Lauderdale Elevator and Escalator Accident Lawyer if you’ve been badly hurt anywhere in Florida. Both elevators and escalators can be highly dangerous. Defective elevators, for example, may fall rapidly or jerk violently, thereby causing injuries. Likewise, if the door of an elevator closes unexpectedly, then people getting into or out of the elevator may be hurt if they are hit by the door.
Likewise, defective escalators may jerk suddenly and throw riders down the escalator – therefore sustaining injuries. Further, clothing from a rider (e.g., shoelaces, etc.) may get stuck in an escalator, preventing the rider from getting off of the escalator and thus causing injuries.
When any of these things occurs, it may be the manufacturer of the elevator or escalator that is responsible for the accident/injuries. This would be the case if it turned out to be a defect in the elevator or escalator that caused the accident or injuries. If the defect arose after the elevator or escalator left the manufacturer’s hands (i.e., if the elevator or escalator wasn’t properly maintained), then the manufacturer won’t be responsible (it will instead be the entity responsible for the elevator or escalator’s maintenance). However, if the elevator or escalator has remained essentially unchanged, then it will be the manufacturer who will be liable.
Should you be hurt in an elevator or escalator anyplace in the State of Florida (including Palm Beach County, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries with the help of this Fort Lauderdale Elevator and Escalator Accident Law Firm. Mr. Quackenbush will give you a free consultation if you call him.This Fort Lauderdale Elevator and Escalator Accident Lawyer Fights Vigorously for Hurt Clients
Elevator and escalator manufacturers include:
- Aichi small-elevator manufacturing corporation
- Alapont Group
- Anton Freissler
- Canton Elevator Incorporated
- Delaware Elevator Manufacturing
- Express LIft
- Stannah Lifts
- Sicher elevator
- Hyundai Elevator
- J & E Hall
- Premier Elevator Cabs
- Marshall Elevator
- Minnesota Elevator
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Montgomery Elevator
- Orona Group
- Orenstein & Koppel
- Otis Elevator Company
- Schindler Elevator Company
- Schindler Group
- Schumacher Elevator
- Schweizerische Wagons
- Stannah Lifts
- Cibes Lift
Mr. Quackenbush can help you if you’ve been injured in elevators or escalators manufactured by any of the above entities.
On the other hand, if the problem wasn’t a manufacturing problem, then your case will be with the entity responsible for the maintenance of the elevator. In many cases, this will be the owner of the building that housed the elevator or escalator. This would be referred to as a premises liability case.
Should you be hurt in an elevator or escalator, it is important to ensure that the elevator or escalator is preserved. That is, the elevator or escalator that caused your injuries is valuable evidence in your case. If the elevator or escalator is destroyed or altered, then you may not be able to prove that it was defective in the first place – and that this caused your injuries.Informed Advice Provided by this Broward County Elevator and Escalator Accident Law Firm
As such, if Mr. Quackenbush becomes your attorney, he will likely send a “preservation letter” to the owner of the building that housed the elevator or escalator which caused your injuries. This preservation letter will instruct the property owner to keep the elevator or escalator in exactly the same condition as it was at the time of your accident. If the property owner doesn’t do this, then there can be severe consequences in court.
After you’ve been injured on an elevator or escalator, Mr. Quackenbush will likely retain an expert to inspect the elevator/escalator. If the expert finds a defect which caused your accident/injuries, then you may have a strong case. This is all the more reason why it is crucial to make sure the elevator/escalator that caused your accident/injuries is preserved.
Another thing you should do after being injured on an elevator or escalator is to attempt to get videotape of the accident. Many elevators and escalators include video surveillance cameras. As such, your accident may have been caught on the footage. This footage may be invaluable to prove exactly how your accident happened. Again, it is crucial to send a preservation letter instructing the property owner to not dispose of the video. This is especially important as many of these videotapes are on “loops,” which means that they tape over themselves every so often (e.g., every three days, every 30 days, etc.).For a Free Consultation, Call this South Florida Elevator and Escalator Accident Attorney/Lawyer
Mr. Quackenbush can help if you’ve been injured anyplace in Broward County, Florida. This includes Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors. Call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 today for a free consultation.