Escalator & Elevator Accidents
Escalator and elevator accidents are surprising common in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. In this U.S. there are 120 BILLION elevator riders, traveling on nearly 60,000 escalators annually. Sadly, serious personal injuries, and even fatalities, occur each year due to escalator and elevator accidents. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, elevator and escalator accidents cause 30 fatalities yearly and seriously injure many thousands more. Most elevator accidents are caused by falling elevators. However, passengers can get caught between closing doors, fall into open shafts, and sustain many other injuries. Escalator accidents also occur at an alarmingly high frequency, as the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 10,000 emergency room visits annually are caused by escalator accidents, including many children. Most escalator accidents are traced back to inadequate maintenance. Escalator accidents most frequently occur when riders fall or when articles of clothing became entangled in the stairs, etc.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been wrongfully killed due to an elevator or escalator accident, contact the experienced lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. for a free evaluation of your case. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge and Quincy, and we serve all of Massachusetts and Southern New England.There Are Strict Laws And Safety Regulations In Place
Safety laws and regulations regarding escalators and elevators are in place to help avoid serious injuries and fatalities. Laws and regulations regard the installation, frequent and adequate inspection, maintenance, design, and manufacture of escalators and elevators. Elevator and escalator accidents have lead to broken bones, disfigurement and scarring, loss of skin, lost limbs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even fatalities.There Are Many Root Causes For Escalator And Elevator Accidents
Accidents can often be traced back to installation errors, inadequate or nonexistent inspections, design or manufacture flaws and faulty parts, and nonexistent or inadequate maintenance. In all, there are many potential at-fault parties whose negligence and carelessness directly causes injuries and fatalities. We will hold any and all negligent party accountable.Crocs And Other Rubber/Pliable Shoes
Recently, Crocs shoes has made headlines after their company was sued for escalator injuries after their shoes became entangled. It should be noted, especially by children, that any soft, pliable shoe, along with dangling tags or untied laces, present and increased risk on elevators.
Elevator and escalator accidents often involve complex investigations. Our attorneys have enjoyed decades of success bringing personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients. We will not settle for a dollar less than you deserve and will amass a team of medical experts and engineers, if necessary, to testify on your behalf. Contact the experienced Boston personal injury attorneys and Boston wrongful death attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today at 617-225-2100 for a FREE consultation and evaluation of your case.