Escalator Lawsuit Loans
Escalators can be very dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are about 6,000 injuries and two deaths per year from escalator accidents. Owners of malls, retail stores and office buildings are required to provide a safe environment for visitors. If you injure yourself on an escalator, consider filing a lawsuit. Read this article to learn more about escalator lawsuit loans.
Common Escalator Accidents That Qualify for Lawsuit Loans
As stated in the introduction, property owners are legally responsible for maintaining a safe environment. This includes regular escalator maintenance and warnings of ill-functioning escalators. If a preventable accident occurs on their escalator and results in injury, they have breached their duty of care and can be held liable.
The most common types of accidents on which we provide escalator lawsuit loans are as follow:
- Slip and falls – Abrupt escalator stops, wet floor or debris can cause slip and falls on escalators. The CPSC claims that 75% of escalator accidents are slip and falls.
- Entrapment – Fingers, feet and other body parts can become trapped between the steps or handrail. According to the CPSC, entrapment accounts for 20% of escalator injuries.
Escalator accident injuries can range from minor to severe. Common injuries include:
Liability Information for Legal Funding Companies
Like in any personal injury case, the injured party (or plaintiff) must show defendant negligence. Usually, escalator lawsuit loans require your lawyer to provide evidence of defendant liability. Legal funding companies like to see at least one of these items to review your case:
- Incident report – It is important to speak with the owner or an employee after the incident occurs. Tell them exactly what happened and ask them to document it.
- Medical report – Your settlement covers all medical expenses and conservative treatment often increases case value.
- Witness statement – Family and friends with you at the scene can make great witnesses. However, third parties can be even more helpful. Ask for contact details of any witnesses while at the scene
- Photo and video – As always, remember the value of photos and videos. These can help prove liability, and can often show the cause of your accident. Basic cell phone photos and videos usually suffice.
Uplift Legal Funding
Unforeseen injury can lead to extensive medical costs, lost wages and more. A long trial or serious injury can exacerbate this issues. Uplift Legal Funding is on the plaintiff’s side. We can get you the cash you need before you receive your settlement, and you only have to pay back if you win the case! Apply online or give us a call at (800) 385-3660.