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Escalator and Elevator Basics

This section of our website is the place to start if you are interested in learning more about escalator and elevator basics. After an accident, you might have questions about the inner workings of these mechanisms, types of elevators and escalators, and more. We provide this information in this section of the website.

Learning More

Here, you can learn more about what elevators and escalators are. While you have probably used these devices at some point in your life, and might use them every day, you probably don’t know much about how they were created and why. Find out on our history of elevators and history of escalators pages. For information on how these devices work, check out the how an elevator works and how an escalator works pages.

Also consider that there are different types of elevators and escalators that a person might use and get injured on. If you or a loved one have been injured, it is important to learn more about the specific type of elevator or escalator that the injury involved. Visit our pages to learn more about each of these different devices.

One of the first things to determine if you or a loved one was injured on a commercial or residential elevator. On this page we discuss the similarities and differences between the two as well as proper maintenance and injuries that could result from improper maintenance.

Then there are freight elevators. Freight elevators are generally used in commercial settings to move goods from one floor of a building to another. Our page on freight elevators discusses the different classifications of this type of elevator and common safety measures that should be taken.

Stairlifts are similar to elevators and escalators in that they transport people from one floor of a building to another. Learn more about this mechanism and how it should be taken care of on this page.

Finally, we have dumbwaiters. Dumbwaiters are devices that are even smaller than elevators that can carry passengers from one floor of a building to another. We discuss common safety issues on this page.

For even more information, check out our page on the mechanics of elevators. We discuss hydraulic elevators, traction elevators, and much more.

Getting Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, you deserve justice! You can get this by contacting an attorney to help you seek compensation. For more information, reach out to our office. We are happy to help you through this difficult time.

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