Elevator & Escalator Accident Attorneys in Newark, Delaware
Some of the most serious accidents that an individual may be involved in are elevator and escalator accidents. When a person is injured in an accident of this caliber, they may be subject to very serious injuries such as spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and more. Victims of such serious injuries may also be subject to lifelong burdens on quality of life, lost wages, as well as the cost of medical bills and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an elevator or escalator accident, the attorneys at MW&M are here to help. Our experienced attorneys understand the burdens an injured party may face and is committed to holding the negligent party responsible. Contact MW&M today to discuss your legal matter.
Premises Liability Laws
When an elevator or escalator accident occurs, a person can become very seriously injured. The injured party may want to pursue legal action, which will require them to determine the liable party. In accidents of this nature, there are several potentially liable parties. The injured party will be required to prove that there was negligence that ultimately led to the accident. If they can successfully fulfill the burden of proof, they may be entitled to compensation. Premises liability laws require the injured party to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused the accident and that they neglected to remedy the issue. If a property owner was notified of the dangerous condition, the plaintiff may have a successful lawsuit.
Product Liability Laws
Not all elevator or escalator accidents are the fault of a property owner. Elevators and escalators are very complicated machines that are made up of many different components. Before a product can be purchased by consumers, it is important to ensure that the product was safely designed and manufactured. When it comes to product liability lawsuits, the injured party will have to prove that one of the parties responsible for designing the product, manufacturing the product, or warning consumers about dangers of the product was negligent, which ultimately caused the accident. With machines as complicated as elevators and escalators, it is important for the injured party to retain a team of attorneys and experts that can help determine whether the elevator or escalator was defective due to negligence.
If you have been the victim of an elevator or escalator accident caused by negligence, you may want to pursue legal action. An experienced attorney at MW&M can effectively determine the source of negligence and fight on your behalf. If you or a loved one needs effective legal representation after an elevator or escalator accident in Delaware, contact MW&M today to schedule a consultation.