Sliding gates are used to keep cars and people out of perimeter areas on
various types of properties in residential and commercial settings. Large
metal gates spanning about 28 feet are often installed in a point of entry
to connect two walls. These gates can be extremely heavy, sometimes up
to 4,000 pounds.
People expect gates to be safe to pass through. You wouldn’t believe
how common it is that a large heavy gate falls off of it’s track
or continues past it’s intended stop and then falls onto people,
trapping and crushing them. Many times these personal injuries occur because
the gate was improperly fabricated, installed incorrectly, or was not
Mike Panish, Gate Expert Witness, receives many calls a month from attorney’s
who are either representing injured clients or the estates of a client
who died after being trapped underneath a heavy gate.
for more information on defective gate designs and how they can cause
personal injury and death.
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