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PHOENIX, AZ, May 23, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You are twenty times more likely to have an accident on an escalator than on an elevator. While escalators are less prevalent then elevators, you are still susceptible to injuries and according to safety experts 70 people everyday are injured by an escalator everyday in the United States.
Unfortunately many of these accidents go unreported; therefore it is difficult to determine just how frequently they occur. The majority of these accidents are caused by faulty equipment which means that 85% are preventable. If you have been injured by an escalator in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale or Tempe area, then you should consult with an Arizona personal injury attorney to discuss your options for compensation.
Frequently, escalator accidents often cause many traumatizing injuries and can result in expensive medical bills and therapy. Some types of injuries include:
Types of Injuries
• Head trauma
• Loss of limbs
• Spinal cord injury
• Scrapes and cuts
Escalators should be held with the highest standard of care since millions of Americans trust in it. Therefore if you are injured by an escalator, there are a variety of individuals that may be responsible to provide you compensation, including the following:
Possible responsible parties
• The owner of the building in which the escalator is in. The owner has the responsibility to make sure the upkeep of the devices in his building are at their highest quality.
• The individual in charge of the escalator's maintenance may have not repaired the escalator completely or carelessly.
• The architect who built the contractor in the first place may have overlooked problems or issues the device had or could have maybe held responsible.
There are many consequences that can occur during the aftermath of an escalator accident. Some of these include:
The aftermath of escalator accidents
• Medical bills
• Loss of financial support
• Loss of earning support
• Time away from school
• Rehabilitation costs
• Lost wages
• Lack of insurance cooperation
• Pain and suffering
Contact an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney
Escalator accident cases can seem very overwhelming to the individuals involved and are extremely complicated. This is why you need to contact an Arizona personal injury attorney to discuss your options for compensation. Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and surrounding area's are all susceptible to the dangers of escalator accidents. If you live in these area's it is important to contact someone who can establish your case confidently. An Arizona personal injury attorney will be able to analyze and discuss your options thoroughly. For more information contact: www.solomonrelihan.com
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