Of course even if the mall is found liable, any negligence on behalf of the injured person may affect the amount of damages recoverable. Let’s say the person was walking backwards on the elevator, but a mechanical failure still caused the accident. The mall isn’t exempt from responsibility, but compensation could be reduced.

Others Parties’ Liability for an Escalator Accident and Injury

Liability may extend to others. For instance, if an accident was caused by a defect in the design of the escalator, which may cause a mechanical failure, the manufacturer also could be held responsible. If the company hired to maintain the escalator failed to inspect or fix a problem on the escalator properly, it also could be liable.

These types of cases can be complicated, especially when it comes to determining responsibility. Contact an attorney at the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz if injured on an escalator. We can determine the viability of a case and the types of damages that may be available. 

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.