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West Palm Beach Elevator and Escalator Injuries Lawyers

The owners of commercial and private property have a responsibility to ensure the safety of guests. Large properties usually ease the transportation of people from one point to another by using elevators and escalators. Many don’t think twice when they board one of these devices but if an owner fails to secure the safety of their passengers, plenty of issues can occur. Any negligence on their part can eventually harm visitors.

At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., our West Palm Beach elevator and escalator injuries lawyers are committed to holding the owners of poorly managed property accountable for the injuries that arise as a result of their neglect. Call (561) 689-8180 to speak with an attorney.

Elevator/Escalator Risks

Elevators and escalators are common in any urbanized area. If not maintained correctly, they can cause people to trip and fall or even be trapped. West Palm Beach’s CityPlace is a hub for all kinds of individuals. CityPlace relies on escalators and elevators to get all of the visitors around efficiently. It is important that the elevators or escalators in an area accommodate everyone safely, especially the disabled who already have difficulty moving. The main factor that leads to elevator/escalator accidents is poor maintenance.

The Bureau of Elevator Safety in Florida regulates both elevator and escalator laws throughout the state. They require property owners to keep up with licenses, permits, inspections, and reports of accident data. If you have been injured by or trapped in an elevator or escalator, it is important to educate yourself on the history of the property so that you may build a stronger case for yourself. Factors that lead to elevator/escalator accidents include:

  • Failure to keep up with inspections
  • Fall hazards
  • Defective doors
  • Unbalanced leavening
  • Missing steps

Obtaining evidence of any repair or the property’s injury history is a labor-intensive process that takes a lot of time and attention to detail. Our West Palm Beach premises liability lawyers are seasoned on these matters. We already have knowledge on what is expected of owners of larger property with elevators and escalators. This enables us to look for any oversights that may have led to your injury. It is your right to be safe when you are using escalators or elevators, and we may be able to help you fight for compensation if you’ve been harmed by someone’s negligence.

Contact a West Palm Beach Premises Liability Lawyer

The decisions you make after being injured will likely impact your financial and medical future. It is important to do yourself and others justice by taking legal action if you have been wronged by a careless property owner. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., our West Palm Beach escalator and elevator injury attorneys are passionate about ensuring the safety of people in our community. Our team will do all we can to enforce safe practices by property owners. Call (561) 689-8180 to speak with an attorney today.

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