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Garage Door Injuries

Many homes and condos have a covered garage, and although this is a great convenience for people who drive a car – or even people just looking for an extra room of storage – few people recognize the danger that is posed by an automatic garage door. Although they close slowly, garage doors can weigh hundreds of pounds and can cause severe personal and property damage.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered property damage because of a defective garage door, contact Jacksonville garage door injuries attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

How Garage Door Injuries Happen

Almost every modern garage door opener is affixed with a sensor to prevent the garage door from closing if something is beneath its path. However, this sensor is not foolproof, necessitating great caution. Some of the numerous ways in which garage door injuries can occur include:

  • A sensor malfunctioning and not recognizing something in the garage door’s path
  • Typically, sensors are close to the ground, and if something is in the path of the garage door but not close enough to the ground to trip the sensor, the garage door will still close
  • Some people press the close button and try to “beat” the garage door and jump over the sensor, which could result in damage

Numerous parties may be liable in the event of a garage door injury, including the property owner or garage door opener manufacturer. An experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can investigate to determine who is responsible and help you receive compensation for your injuries.

Contact Us

Being injured by a garage door is an unfortunate, yet ultimately preventable accident, and we believe that those responsible for your injuries should be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured by a garage door, contact Jacksonville garage door injuries attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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