Defective Automatic Doors
Automatic doors are found in a variety of settings today including grocery stores, retail stores, airports, and more. Automatic doors are very convenient to shoppers, travelers, and parents who are carrying a heavy load. Unfortunately, however, these doors sometimes malfunction, usually either because of heavy use with insufficient maintenance or a defect. When the doors malfunction, they can cause serious injuries. Typically, these injuries are caused when a door closes unexpectedly and strikes someone.
A person who is injured by an automatic door can recover for those injuries. If a person is injured on anothers property, the business owner or property owner can be held liable under a legal theory called premises liability. Its a business owners responsibility to keep that property safe for visitors, and if a visitor gets hurt by a dangerous condition on the property, the owner can be held liable.
In some situations, the company that manufactured the door can be held liable as well, if the door had an internal defect that caused it to malfunction. In other situations, the door may be serviced by an independent company. The service company may not have done a thorough job of maintaining the door, which could result in the service company potentially facing liability as well.
Have you been injured by a defective automatic door accident in Southern California? If so, contact Donald Sjaarda, premises liability attorney, at 714-963-8216. He will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and to hold the responsible party liable.
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