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) 943-1171 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.