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Escalator Dangers

Escalators help move masses of people quickly and easily up and down various levels of a building. While these helpful machines have made ascending and descending much easier for folks who normally would have problems with such activities – such as children or the elderly – they also pose a danger to these same people, as well. Poorly designed escalators or footwear with loose straps may cause an individual to inadvertently become entangled with the machine’s driving mechanism and suffer serious injury.

Protect Yourself

In recent years, Crocs shoes have repeatedly caused injuries to their wearers by becoming caught up in moving escalators. Victims have suffered injuries ranging from lost toenails to lost toes. It is the responsibility of these shoe and escalator companies to provide safe products to their customers and to warn users of the dangers posed by these items.

There are steps that you as a user can take that will safeguard you against serious escalator-related injury. By doing the following, you can significantly reduce your risk of suffering harm while riding these moving stairs:

  • Make sure that all shoe laces and sandal straps are secured
  • Avoid taking strollers and carts up escalators
  • Avoid standing near the side or edge of the step
  • Know where the emergency stop button is located

Even when you take these precautionary measures, accidents can still happen. And when they do, it is important to have an experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer on your side.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured in an escalator accident, then you may have the right to claim damages. contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your legal options.

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