Escalator Accident Lawyer, Escalator or Elevator in New York

Often, elevator accidents occur due to poor maintenance or repair of stairs, elevators and / or escalators. The owner of the property and the maintenance companies hired by the owner are responsible for the safety of the people in the property. , and it is your obligation to repair and maintain the facilities so that they are free of safety hazards. Inability to guarantee maintenance of property by property owner or administrator may be considered negligence. Negligenceit can be defined as the lack of use of that degree of attention that a reasonable person would have used in the same circumstances. When someone is injured or suffers a fatal accident due to the negligence of another, compensation can be requested to recover the damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and money for past and future pain and suffering, etc.

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we fight against these owners, operators, managers and their insurance companies, and we do everything we can to help injury victims and their families recover to their fullest. We can even go to your home, hospital or work. If you do not have a doctor to treat you for your injury, it is very possible that we can find doctors who can treat you without you having to pay them until the end of the case, and we can keep the representatives of the insurance companies away from you.

In one case, a wounded person required surgery on his ankle after being injured by an elevator that fell four stories. This case was resolved for $ 1,750,000.

Causes of Escalator Accidents, Elevators and Mechanical Stairs

Common causes of these accidents are:

  • Improper maintenance

  • Lack of handrails or support rails on the stairs

  • Cracked, broken, uneven or otherwise defective steps

  • Unsafe design

  • Sudden lowering of the elevator

  • Clogged elevator doors

  • Failure to close the elevator doors

  • Elevator boxes that get stuck between floors

  • Closing the elevator doors to a person

  • A wide gap between the floor and landing of the lift

Common Injuries Due to Stair Accidents, Elevators and Mechanical Stairs

There are many types of accidents and injuries occur due to these conditions and these injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Joints and twisted ligaments

  • Broken bones

  • Amputation

  • Back and neck injuries

  • Head injuries

  • Paralysis

Cases of Accidents on Stairs, Elevators and Mechanical Stairs

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident on a ladder, elevator or escalator that was caused by the negligence or lack of care of others, you may have a case. Please contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm immediately for a free consultation. We will guide you through the case process, explain your rights and do everything we can to help you get the most money for your case or claim. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LASLEYES (1-800-527-5393).