Many buildings in and around Dallas have stairways, elevators, and escalators. While serious and catastrophic injuries in these areas are comparatively rare, they do occur. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are standing by to help when you need a Dallas premises liability lawyer. We have handled the stairway, elevator, and escalator accidents, and we understand what it takes to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Stairways, elevators, and escalators all present areas where significant injuries can occur if safety measures are not properly followed. Injuries in these areas can happen in a variety of ways, and our premises liability lawyers in Dallas often discover these accidents are caused by the following:
Stairways can present significant fall hazards, particularly if the stairs do not have required safety features such as grips on the stairs themselves or if the railing on the stairways is loose or not present at all.
Elevators and escalators have moving parts that require regular inspection and maintenance. These moving parts all pose a threat to any patrons if they are not working properly. Guests could get caught in between the parts, leading to significant injuries.
Often, the injuries caused by slip and falls or other encounters on stairways, elevators, or escalators are relatively minor. However, in some cases, injuries in these areas can be serious or catastrophic. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas premises liability attorneys regularly hold clients who have sustained the following:
Our premises liability attorneys in Dallas also understand that these incidents can lead to fatalities for those involved, and we are prepared to help with wrongful death claims in these cases.
All elevators and escalators in this state must be inspected by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. When property owners fail to have elevators and escalators properly inspected by the required authorities, they are not performing the duties necessary to keep their patrons safe. Failure to follow state inspection requirements is indicative of negligence.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury on a stairway, elevator, or escalator in Dallas, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team will not hesitate to investigate your case and work to secure full compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of: