There is nothing more unsettling than an unsuspected accident. If you have been involved in an escalator accident, there is a very good chance you are now severely injured and are, therefore, seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please read on and reach out to our experienced Arizona personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What can cause an escalator accident?
Escalator accidents are far from impossible and can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most frequent causes of escalator accidents include missing screws, drive malfunctions, neglecting to maintain the escalator, faulty handrails, defective emergency shut-off buttons, and more.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
Escalator accident lawsuits are sometimes harder to win than, say, car accidents, because the cause of your injuries is often not as clear. That is why you will have to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you do so. Generally, when these accidents occur, you will either file a premises liability lawsuit or product liability lawsuit.
Premises liability lawsuits are warranted when your attorney can prove that a landlord or property owner knew, or should have known about a safety hazard and failed to have it repaired in a reasonable period of time, causing your accident as a result. Product liability lawsuits, on the other hand, are warranted when your attorney proves that you were injured due to a negligent product designer or manufacturer. To prove your claim, our firm will seek out witness statements, pictures or videos of the accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, and more.
How long do I have to sue someone for an injury in Arizona?
In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means you are granted two years from the date of your accident to sue another person. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be denied your right to financial compensation, no matter how badly you need it. Therefore, the sooner you reach out to our firm, the better. We are here to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.