Millions of people use automatic doors for convenient and easy access to buildings, stores, airports, and more. They have become so commonplace that it’s very easy to forget the complex machinery that makes up these doors, and the risk that the door could malfunction. If you have been harmed because of an automatic door malfunction, there are a variety of parties which could be held liable for your damages.
There are several types of automatic doors which use different types of sensors and machinery. Some of the doors swing open and some slide. The most common cause of automatic door-related injuries is malfunctioning parts or sensors. Malfunctioning doors can cause blunt force injuries, lacerations from broken glass, crushing injuries, or injuries to one particular part of the body.
Property owners have a duty to make sure their properties are safe for anyone entering the property. Regular, routine inspections and repairs must be performed on all automatic doors. In addition, once the doors are installed they should be inspected to make sure the installation was performed property.
If you have been injured on a business owner’s property by a malfunctioning automatic door, you may be able to hold the property owner legally liable for your injuries. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more.