Friars Road Shopping Center Escalator Accident: Girl Injured In San Diego Escalator Accident At The Fashion Valley Mall Inside Bloomingdale’s
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (November 18, 2020) – A 4-year-old girl was injured in an escalator accident at the Fashion Valley mall inside a Bloomingdale’s along Friars Road.
San Diego police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:30 p.m. at a Bloomingdale’s. The child’s hand became stuck in the escalator and she had to be rescued by firefighters.
Paramedics took the victim to the Rady Children’s Hospital so that she could receive treatment. An investigation into the Fashion Valley mall accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In San Diego Escalator Accidents
Escalators can be particularly dangerous for children. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “Incidents involving elevators and escalators kill about 30 and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.” Victims of escalator accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Limb damage
All property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. According to California Civil Code 1714, “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself. ” This includes the responsibility to properly maintain machines and equipment like escalators.
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a company like Bloomingdale’s may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, companies will fight extremely hard to deny liability for escalator accidents. An escalator accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Diego Escalator Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the girl injured in this escalator accident at Bloomingdales. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened so that steps can be taken to make this escalator safer in the future. For the most part these types of accidents are preventable when the right safety measures are being followed by stores.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an escalator accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.