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Garage Door Accidents

Mar 10, 2021 | Premises Liability

What Types of Garage Door Accidents Can Occur?

Garage door accidents are not uncommon but they can still occur if a garage door has not been installed or maintained properly. Whether the accident happens inside your own home, someone else’s home, or a public place, a garage door accident can be very serious. Some common garage door accidents include:

  • Getting hit with a falling garage door;
  • Body part getting stuck between moving parts
  • Suffocation from getting stuck under a closing garage door
  • Lacerations from broken glass of a garage door

What Types of Injuries can be Caused by a Garage Door Accident?

A garage door malfunctioning can cause any number of serious injuries, depending on the severity of the accident. Injuries that can be caused by a garage door accident include:

  • Lacerations on face/body
  • Head trauma/concussion
  • Internal organ damage
  • Suffocation and lung damage
  • Broken bones

Who can be Liable in a Garage Door Accident?

To figure out who is liable in a garage door accident, it is crucial to know what caused the accident or any malfunction of the garage door. Among those that can be considered a liable party include:

  • Property owner or tenant
  • Garage door seller
  • Garage door manufacturer
  • Garage door designer
  • Garage door installer

What Damages can I be Compensated for in a Garage Door Accident?

If you file a lawsuit after a garage door accident injury, you can be compensated for damages or losses caused by the accident. These include both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost income and/or earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

What Should I do if I Was Injured in a Garage Door Accident?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a garage door accident, we invite you to contact our office at 310-933-5171 for a free consultation with a Los Angeles garage door personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys will help you determine the liable party and proceed accordingly.