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Elevator/Escalator Accidents

Elevator & Escalator Accident Lawyers in Laurel

Working Tirelessly to Hold The Responsible Party Accountable

According to the data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, elevator and escalator accidents cause serious injuries to about 17,000 Americans each year.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission continued to report that:

  • Nearly 30 people die due to elevator and escalator accidents each year.
  • Elevators are more dangerous than escalators and cause almost 90 percent of the deaths and 60 percent of serious injuries.
  • Nearly half of the escalator and elevator fatalities were related to installation, repair, or maintenance work.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving elevators or escalators, reach out to McGowan & Cecil, LLC immediately. In addition to working to hold the property owner or manager responsible for your injuries, our Laurel premises liability attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation in search of any other party or parties liable for the elevator or escalator accident. It is absolutely critical to preserve the elevator or escalator and have our investigators determine the cause of the catastrophe after an accidental injury.

We provide free consultations to all our clients. Call today at (301) 761-2007 to schedule yours.

Common Causes of Elevator/Escalator Accidents

Escalators and elevators in public buildings are considered to be "common carriers," which means that owners and managers owe a high duty of care to users. People in charge of installing and maintaining escalators and elevators are required to keep them inspected and in good repair. Management should also take note of any conditions around the elevators or escalators that might lead to accidental injuries.

The most common causes of elevator and escalator accidents include:

  • Tripping hazards
  • Fall hazards such as defective elevator doors or missing steps on escalator tracks
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Poorly designed equipment
  • Poorly executed inspections, maintenance or repairs
  • Improperly trained personnel

Our experienced Laurel injury attorneys at McGowan & Cecil, LLC can advise you after an elevator or escalator accident on how to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.

Put McGowan & Cecil, LLC On Your Side

Our Laurel injury attorneys serve clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We provide free consultations and handle premises liability and disability claims on a contingency fee basis, so we require no legal fee from clients until we recover their compensation.

Contact our office at (301) 761-2007 to learn more about how McGowan & Cecil, LLC can help you with your premises liability claim.

Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara