Cincinnati Garage Door Accident Lawyer
For individuals and families that rely heavily on personal vehicles, automatic garage door openers are a great way to save time and effort. Since they were invented in 1926, automatic garage door openers have become a standard feature on nearly all garage doors in the United States.
As with any machine, however, there is always the chance that garage door openers will malfunction and behave in an erratic or unpredictable manner. When these defects occur, both people and personal property are put at risk.
If you have experienced any sort of accident caused by a defective garage door opener, contact a Cincinnati garage door opener lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.
Serious Injury and Damage
One of the greatest risks posed by defective garage door openers is that a garage door will fail to open or close when commanded to, or that the door will open or close without being instructed to do so. In both of these cases, there is a chance that someone will be trapped under a closing garage door.
This is particularly a risk for children who are often unable to maneuver away from a closing garage door. Studies have found that since 1974 there have been at least 85 reported cases of permanent brain damage and death due to garage door accidents.
Additionally, there are numerous counts of serious damage to personal property every year when garage door openers malfunction and garage doors fall on cars or other items.
In all of the above cases, the individuals who experience injury or property damage deserve to be compensated by the companies that have produced defective and faulty products. Cincinnati garage door opener lawyer Shawn M. Stepleton is here to help you with your garage door opener lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been injured or has suffered property damage because of a defective garage door opener, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.