Escalators are a fantastic convenience in buildings throughout Mankato and southern Minnesota. Instead of having to walk up flights of stairs, the escalator does all of the work. In other words, they make life much easier.
Unfortunately, there are times when the escalator is not as friendly as it should be. If it isn’t managed correctly or there are preventable technical errors that come about, an escalator can lead to serious injuries. Many times, multiple people are injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an escalator accident, it is important that you seek the representation of an experienced southern Minnesota personal injury attorney who can investigate what occurred and file a claim against all responsible parties. The goal is for you to receive full and fair compensation that will help you pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
Holding The Responsible Accountable
A person tripping on an escalator is rather common. Sometimes, it is simply due to a person losing their balance or tripping over the steps as they emerge. However, there are times when the escalator may be running rougher than it should or it may be running too fast. Escalators have to be constantly monitored and serviced to ensure they are safe for people to use.
Common injuries that are associated with escalator accidents include skull, neck, back, and hip injuries. It is possible for traumatic brain injury and broken bones to result. Any fall on an escalator can lead to very serious and debilitating injuries that take time to recover from.
The financial consequence ends up being surgical expenses, rehabilitation costs, medication costs, lost wages from missed work, and much more. It is very important to pursue the responsible party to ensure that these expenses are paid for.
Advocating For Your Interests
When you hire a Mankato personal injury attorney, you receive an advocate. You have someone in your corner, fighting for your right to compensation so that you can focus on recovery and other elements of your life that are important. Financial worries can stifle recovery because of the stress. Your attorney will work hard by investigating what occurred, why it occurred, and how much compensation is appropriate to help you move forward. The amount of compensation is determined based on medical opinions and a wide range of resources. If the other party’s insurance company does not settle, then the case can go to trial. Regardless of how far the case has to go to recover full and fair compensation, your attorney will be with you every step of the way.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Escalators are a common form of transportation inside buildings throughout southern Minnesota. They make climbing stairs much easier for a large number of people. It is when the escalator malfunctions due to negligence that makes this convenience anything but. If you or a loved one has been injured in an escalator accident that was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have an injury claim. To learn more about your options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.