Our negligence lawyers represent people who have been injured by a defective automatic door. These heavy doors can close on people walking through a doorway and cause significant harm. The failure to properly maintain automatic doors can give rise to a lawsuit if injury or death results from a malfunction or improper maintenance of the door.
Automatic doors are present in most public and private buildings both at entrances and within the buildings themselves. This includes malls, hospitals, office buildings, airports, and retail stores.
Automatic doors serve many purposes in a building, including convenience, safety, and energy savings. There are numerous types of these doors, such as sliding doors, revolving doors, and swinging doors. A defective or malfunctioning door can pose significant danger to the public.
Common Reasons for Automatic Door Injuries
Automatic door injuries and sliding door accidents most often occur for the following reasons:
- Improper installation
- Improper maintenance
- Defective door sensors
- Missing door sensors
- Misaligned door sensors
- Improper timing devices
- Failure to regularly inspect
Property owners and business are required by law to make their premises safe for invitees and guests. This includes regular maintenance on automatic doors to check to prevent accidents. There should also be daily inspections of every automatic door in a building to ensure proper operation.
Were You Injured By A Defective Automatic Door?
Under no circumstances should any person be injured by an automatic door. When the door or doors close on a person and cause injury, it is almost always due to the negligence of the property owner, the door manufacturer, or the maintenance company. The injuries from the sliding door accidents are often serious and result in broken bones, fractured hips, nerve damage, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
Can I File a Lawsuit if I was Injured by an Automatic Door?
If you suffered a serious injury from being hit by an automatic door, you can file a lawsuit to receive compensation. The lawsuit will most likely be filed against the building owner, the business occupier, the maintenance company or the door manufacturer. These cases result in substantial settlements.
What are the Settlements for Injuries Caused by an Automatic Door?
Settlements include compensation for your pain and suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life and other non-economic type losses. Other damages include payment of medical bills and expenses and recovery of lost wages and loss of earnings. In cases involving death, the family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one.
Who are the Best Automatic Door Injury Attorneys?
It is smart to choose the best automatic door injury lawyers for your case. Our firm has achieved the highest possible ratings in the legal profession and we have the skill and experience to win your case. When you choose us to represent you, we will fully investigate the case, hire the top national automatic door experts, and do everything possible to win you the highest possible settlement.
Contact Our Michigan Automatic Door Accident Lawyers
Call our award winning law firm 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.
We will represent you 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!