San Francisco Elevator and Escalator Accident Lawyers
San Francisco Elevator and Escalator Accident Lawyers and Personal Injury Attorneys with an Outstanding Record of Success for Elevator and Escalator Accident Victims
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- Ranked 2021 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco by Expertise.com
- Ranked Among The 5 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco by KevsBest.com
- 2020 California Top 10 Premises Liability Accident Settlements Award Winner TopVerdict.com
- Ranked 2021 Northern California Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com
The San Francisco and Bay Area Elevator and Escalator Accident Lawyers Who Will Fight for You Every Step of the Way
If you are seriously injured in an elevator or escalator accident, we are San Francisco Personal Injury and Accident lawyers you can count on to protect your best interests. The elevator and escalator accident lawyer you choose to represent you in an elevator or escalator accident case can make a substantial difference in maximizing the value and success of your case. Choosing the right elevator and escalator accident lawyer is crucial, and experience matters. The Hassell Law Group is consistently ranked among the best accident and personal injury lawyers in San Francisco and The Bay Area, having won numerous professional awards and accolades. With an undefeated record at trial and over 85 years of combined legal experience, we are experts in resolving personal injury claims in our clients’ favor.
We are top-level negotiators and highly skilled trial lawyers who will demand the maximum compensation available for our clients. We have helped elevator and escalator accident victims get the compensation they deserve and are entitled to. Contact us today.
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Elevator and Escalator Accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area
Every day, we use elevators and escalators to get to our office, home, or to navigate retail stores and commercial office buildings with multiple floors. We expect that the elevator or escalator will function properly as it should. However, elevators and escalators are highly complex pieces of machinery and when something malfunctions or goes wrong, it can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Elevator and escalator owners are subject to extensive state and local laws and building codes which govern every aspect of their installation, inspection, and maintenance. Both the State of California and the City of San Francisco have their specialized laws which govern elevator and escalator installation, inspection, and maintenance.
How we help Elevator and Escalator Accident Victims get the compensation they deserve
Special training and knowledge are necessary to understand and determine whether an elevator or escalator is defective and if a violation of law has occurred which is a cause of your elevator or escalator accident. Our law firm will fully investigate your claim to determine fault, prove liability, and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We work closely with highly respected elevator and escalator accident experts who fully understand elevator and escalator installation, inspection, and maintenance. Our experts will carefully examine the elevator or escalator to determine the cause of the accident and help us prove liability in your case. We will hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries, and seek the maximum compensation available for your claim.
Elevators Can Cause Very Serious Accidents and Injuries
When elevators have not been properly installed, inspected, or maintained, members of the general public are unknowingly exposed to the risk of serious injuries or even death.
These are some common causes of elevator accidents:
- Mis–leveling at floors
- Poor Maintenance
- Elevator Door entrapment
- Elevator Car entrapment
- Improper acceleration
- Improper deceleration
- Over-speed conditions
- Defective elevator equipment
- Hoist cable slippage or breakage
- Electronics failure
Escalators Can Also Cause Very Serious Accidents and Injuries
When escalators have not been properly installed, inspected, or maintained, members of the general public are unknowingly exposed to the risk of serious injuries or even death.
These are some common causes of Escalator Accidents:
- Improper installation
- Sudden stops or starts
- Side of step entrapment
- Comb plate entrapment
- Handrail entrapment.
- A broken or missing step
- End-plate entrapment
- Start-plate entrapment
Who is liable for Elevator and Escalator Accidents and Injuries?
The company that services, maintains, and inspects a building or property’s elevator or escalator must ensure that it is operating properly and is free of any conditions that might pose a danger or hazard to persons using the elevator or escalator. Such companies can be held liable for injuries resulting from their negligence in inspecting, maintaining, and servicing the elevator or escalator. If the property owner or operator fails to have the elevator or escalator regularly inspected for dangerous conditions, maintained, and repaired when necessary, they can also be held liable for injuries to or for the death of persons using the elevator or escalator. Additional liable parties may also include:
- Repair and maintenance contractors may be held liable if there are shortcomings or inadequacies in the maintenance performed on the escalator or elevator.
- Inspection companies can be held liable if they approve an escalator or elevator for use when it should not be, and for other types of inspection-related issues.
- Equipment or parts manufacturers may be responsible for your injury if there was a defective part or component involved.
What Types Of Damages Can I Recover After an Elevator or Escalator Accident?
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and Future wage loss
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress
- Compensation for disability or disfigurement
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium for your spouse
- Compensation for damage to your personal property
What should I do after I have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident?
If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident or if a loved one has died as a result of such an accident, you or your family may be entitled to compensation and damages. The Hassell Law Group will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call us now at (415) 334-4111 for a free consultation.
The San Francisco elevator and escalator accident attorneys at The Hassell Law Group are experts in personal injury and premises liability law and know how to recover damages for people who are injured by the fault of others.
If you were injured through the fault or conduct of a property owner, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Don’t settle for less than your case is worth. Our firm works with some of the most respected elevator and escalator accident reconstruction experts in California who provide valuable insight into complicated and technical aspects of your case and help prove liability.
The Hassell Law Group has an undefeated record at trial and a longstanding reputation of being determined and tenacious fighters for our clients.
We can help you, call us today at (415) 334-4111
Here Are Some Steps to Take Immediately After an Elevator or Escalator Accident
- Get immediate medical attention. Medical treatment is your priority. Dial 911 and request that paramedics be dispatched to the scene. Get seen right away at a hospital or other medical facility and provide a detailed description of your injuries.
- Report the incident to the property owner without delay, or make sure the report is made as soon as possible after the accident occurred. It is central to your claim.
- Contact an experienced premises liability lawyer. Experienced lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your injuries and take steps to strengthen your claim, protect your legal rights, and position your case for the best outcome.
- Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than your lawyer. Refer all parties who contact you regarding the accident directly to your lawyer.
The general information provided on this website should not be considered legal advice and does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult directly with an attorney. If you contact us by telephone, email, letter, or by contact form submission through this website, please note that such communication does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship. We cannot act as your attorney until we are hired as your attorney by a formal written agreement.