Virginia Stairway, Elevator, Or Escalator Accident Attorney

Accidents that occur on stairways, elevators, or escalators often result in severe injuries for victims. Unfortunately, these accidents are regularly caused by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner. At Randall Page, P.C., our Virginia premises liability attorneys handle these cases in and around the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas. If you have been injured on a stairway, elevator, or escalator, let us investigate your claim and work to secure full compensation for your losses. We are not afraid to take on aggressive property owners or insurance carriers to ensure you are treated fairly.

Virginia elevator and escalator inspection laws

Most states across the country have a division within their Department of Labor (or other similarly named department) that is responsible for inspecting elevators and escalators. However, elevator and escalator safety and permitting are handled by counties and local municipalities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This can lead to significant confusion when it comes to adequately inspect these areas of a building.

Injuries on elevators, escalators, and stairs in Virginia

Stairways, elevators, and escalators are areas where people can sustain significant injuries if proper safety measures are not followed. Injuries on stairs, elevators, and escalators can happen in a variety of ways, and our Virginia premises liability lawyers often discover that these accidents are caused by:

  • Slip and fall accidents caused by spills or leaks
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by inadequate railing
  • The poor structural integrity of stairs, elevators, or escalators
  • Improper inspection and maintenance of stairs, elevators, or escalators

Stairways present significant fall hazards, particularly if property owners fail to install proper grip/slip protection on the stairs themselves or if they fail to install or maintain railings on the stairways.

Elevators and escalators are comprised of many moving parts that require regular inspection and maintenance by property owners. These moving parts pose a significant threat to guests on a person’s property if they are not working properly. This can include clothing or body parts getting caught in between moving parts, leading to significant injuries.

While the injuries that patrons sustain on stairways, elevators, and escalators are usually minor, that is not always the case. At Randall Page, P.C., our Virginia premises liability attorneys have helped clients who have sustained the following injuries in these cases:

  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Severe sprains or strains
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Open head wounds head
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Other severe neck or back injury
  • Crush injuries

Call our premises liability attorney in Virginia for a free consultation

If you or somebody you care about has been injured on a stairway, elevator, or escalator, and you believe the injury was caused by the actions of a negligent property owner, contact an attorney immediately. At Randall Page, P.C., we are standing by to investigate your case and secure the compensation you need. This could include:

  • Full compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages if you cannot work while recovering
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent property owner

When you need a Virginia premises liability attorney in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.

Virginia Stairway, Elevator, Or Escalator Accident Attorney Legal Team

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