The Michigan elevator accident and Michigan escalator injury lawyers at our firm represent clients who have suffered serious injuries due to defective and dangerous elevators and escalators. These accidents and injuries occur in all types of buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Injuries often include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractured bone injuries.
Do I Need a Michigan Elevator & Escalator Accident Lawyer?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and Consumer Product Safety Commission, elevators and escalators kill about 30 people and seriously injured about 800 people each year in the United States. Elevators alone cause almost 90% of the deaths and 60% of the injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Council of escalator injuries resulted from falls and 20% from entrapment. Because of the potential hazards, National, State, and Local authorities have mandated inspections of elevators and escalators relative to maintenance, repair and safe operation of these devices. Unfortunately, such inspections do not prevent serious personal injuries and death as a result of use of elevators and escalators throughout Michigan.
How Many Elevator-Related Deaths Occur Each Year?
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported 68 elevator-related deaths from 1992-2003 for individuals using elevators while at work, which amounts to six passenger deaths per year. Most of the “fall deaths” involving elevators falls into shafts when elevator doors open when no elevator car present. Other deaths and personal injuries result from elevator doors closing improperly and the mis-leveling of elevator cars. Escalator deaths commonly result from being trapped at the bottom or top of the escalator. These incidents give rise to a Michigan wrongful death case.
Other deaths and serious personal injuries have resulted from escalator falls involving improper maintenance and repairs of escalators. It is significant that half of the approximately 1,000 side wall-entrapment injuries cases involved personal injuries to children under the age of five. Using ordinary care and taking appropriate precautions when using elevators and escalators will not prevent personal injuries and death to yourself and children.
Who is the Best Michigan Elevator and Escalator Injury Lawyer?
The slip-and-fall attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to escalator and elevator accidents. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any elevator or escalator issue.
Contact Our Michigan Elevator & Escalator Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a elevator or escalator injury incident, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
If we accept your case, we will begin work immediately. All clients are represented under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!