If you’ve never been injured by an automatic door, it may seem like an unlikely or harmless accident. Unfortunately, accidents with automatic doors are surprisingly common and can be extremely dangerous. Not only are children and adults knocked down by malfunctioning automatic doors, some victims even die.
Most of us use automatic doors every day without thinking twice about them. As we make our ways through shopping malls, banks, grocery stores, hospitals, health facilities and just about everywhere else, automatic doors help us come and go dozens of times a day without us even having to ask. We step, and they whisk open. Or, at least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.
The problem is when automatic and garage doors do not open when they should. Faulty automatic doors that do not open or close properly can hit, knock down, crush, and trap people. And most automatic door accidents are typically caused by entirely preventable reasons, including:
- Improper installation
- Improper maintenance
- Improper inspection schedules
- Faulty sensors
And, although anyone is vulnerable to an accident caused by a malfunctioning automatic door, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
Free Consultation from Personal Injury Lawyer for Door Accidents
If you or something you love has been injured due to a faulty automatic door or garage door, personal injury attorney Karl Gebhard may be able to help. Damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more are often available to victims who are injured in accidents that are no fault of their own.
Call Gebhard Law Office at 414-873-6550 for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment concerning your automatic door injury claim. Karl Gebhard provides legal services throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas. All services are offered on a contingency basis.