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Cedar Rapids Garage Door Opener Injury Lawyers
Garage doors are typically the largest and heaviest moving objects in a house. Although garage doors may appear to be light, they can actually weigh up to 400 pounds. A garage door closes with an intense amount of force, which can quickly crush, pin, or even kill someone trapped underneath. Small children are especially at risk, but adults may be injured just as easily. These risks are then exacerbated if an automatic garage door opener proves defective, possibly causing a garage door to open or close without warning. Additionally, if the sensor below a garage door fails to recognize that someone is in its path, there is nothing standing between the door and a potential victim.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective garage door opener, contact a Cedar Rapids defective garage door attorney from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424. We will hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions, fighting to gain you the maximum compensation possible under the law.
Preventative Steps to Avoid Garage Door Opener Injuries
There are a number of steps that can be taken to help minimize the risk posed by garage door openers, some of which include:
- Never walk, run, or stand underneath a closing garage door. Even if you feel confident in your ability to clear the closing door, this sets a poor example for children who may attempt to mimic the behavior and can be seriously injured as a result.
- Always know how to operate garage door opener’s emergency release in the event that someone is pinned.
- Regularly check your garage door opener for worn or loose springs, pulleys or cables and replace them as necessary.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a defective garage door, contact the Cedar Rapids defective garage door opener lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424.