Elevator and Escalator Injuries

St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

St. Louis Elevator Injury AttorneysEach day, millions of Americans use elevators and escalators in office buildings, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, and other public and private buildings. Property owners are required by law to have elevators and escalators regularly inspected and serviced to ensure they are safe. When building owners negligently fail to maintain elevators and escalators in good repair, they may be held liable for any injuries caused by that negligence.

Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents often give rise to serious injuries and extreme emotional trauma. These types of injuries most commonly occur when an elevator plummets, gets stuck between floors, stops or speeds up suddenly or when elevator doors close too quickly for the elderly or disabled, in particular, to safely get on or off the elevator. Elevator accident litigation can be extremely complex. If you or a loved on has been injured in an elevator accident, it is crucial that you contact an attorney experienced with these types of cases to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Escalator Accidents

Escalator accidents can be particularly tragic because they often involve young children who suffer extreme physical pain, permanent scarring, and maiming, which may diminish their quality of life forever. Unfortunately, most escalator accidents are preventable. Statistics show that the majority of escalator "accidents" are actually the result of  worn, damaged, or defective equipment could have easily been detected through routine inspection and maintenance. The most common causes of escalator injuries are:

  • Failure to perform routine inspections
  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Loose metal teeth that trap clothing, shoelaces and toes
  • Sudden stops
  • Inadequate employee training in the event of an emergency

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed because of an improperly maintained escalator or elevator, you may have a premises liability claim against the property owner. The experienced St. Louis premises liability attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, P.C. can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and time off work during recovery. Call (866) 298-1020 today to discuss your case.


Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have sustained serious injuries resulting from trucking accidents, automobile collisions, medical malpractice, work place injuries,medication side-effects and other cases of negligence throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Clayton, Chesterfield, University City, Florissant, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Jefferson City, Columbia, Springfield, St. Charles, Poplar Bluff, Jefferson County, and Washington County. Call (866) 298-1020 today for a free consultation with a St. Louis truck accident attorney.