Many people in Boston, the state of Massachusetts, and beyond rely on elevators and escalators in office buildings, malls, and transit stations on a daily basis. However, these machines can malfunction in dramatic and dangerous ways, causing serious injury.
Our team has encountered many different types of elevator and escalator accidents and their related cases over the years. Some causes of elevator and escalator accidents include:
- Design flaws
- Overcrowding or overloading
- Doors opening or closing at the wrong time
- Clothing or limbs getting caught between moving parts
- Elevator collapse
- Other electrical or mechanical malfunctions
If a maintenance team, property owner, or building manager fails to properly address these flaws, they may be held responsible for any elevator or escalator accidents that occur. Designers or manufacturers may also be legally liable if an elevator accident occurs due to performance issues. Sheff & Cook’s team of escalator and elevator accident attorneys understand the magnitude of these cases and are dedicated to getting our clients the maximum compensation possible for their personal injury lawsuit.