Automatic Door Accident Attorney
Did an automatic sliding door suddenly close and injure you or a loved one? Many times elderly people using walkers and children are hurt by these doors that close on them as they are trying to go through.
Sadly, serious injuries including brain injury, broken hips, rotator cuff tear, and broken arms and legs can occur. There have been reported deaths due to automatic doors. You want to know what happened and bring those responsible to justice.
Hugh Howerton can launch an investigation with his team of experts to find out what happened, why the door closed suddenly and who was responsible for the accident. Many times the potential entities responsible include the property owner, door manufacturer, sensor manufacturer and the door maintenance company. Hugh’s calling is to protect you and make sure it does not happen to another innocent person.
Why Automatic Doors Malfunction
Doors just don’t fail to stay open for no reason. They fail because some company has not acted the way they should. Many times, doors malfunction because of the following reasons:
- They are not properly maintained
- They are not properly installed
- They are not regularly inspected
- They have faulty sensors or other parts in them
- Sensors are not cleaned regularly
According to the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers a properly installed, inspected and maintained doors should never close on a person. The AAADM says that these doors should be inspected at least annually by a qualified service technician and daily door inspections must be done by the owner of the door.
Was The Accident Caught on Security Cameras?
Sometimes the store or hotel’s security camera will capture the accident on video. It is critical you contact a lawyer in the first 24 hours of the event so that they can preserve the video tape before it is lost or destroyed.