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New York Escalator Accident Attorneys

Escalator Accidents

Escalators are great devices for moving people quickly and comfortably. Some stores even include separate escalators for shopping carts. However, when an injury occurs, it can be very serious. Spinal cord injuries, whiplash, broken bones (such as limbs, ribs, and back), and even death can occur on an unfortunate escalator ride.

Typically escalators run quietly and efficiently, such that we tend to take them for granted as they smoothly move us from one floor of a building to another. However, as with every moving mechanical object, they malfunction from time to time. Escalators are prone to sudden stops and lurches, and are notorious for trapping articles of clothing into the collapsing teeth of their steps. Often these occurrences are due to a lack of proper maintenance.

New York statutes and ordinances strictly govern the construction, operation, and maintenance of escalators. Building owners, maintenance contractors, and installers all have responsibility for ensuring that the escalators are safe to use in the way that they were designed. Failure to construct them according to code or maintain them adequately can result in fines. If you are injured on escalators due to fault or negligence, a New York escalator injury attorney may be able to help you win compensation.

Damages can be obtained for:

  • Disfigurement associated with the injury;
  • Disability, whether temporary or permanent;
  • Resultant physical limitations;
  • Lost wages due to inability to work;
  • Medical expenses, including those for doctors, clinics, hospitals, and therapists; and
  • Pain and suffering, etc.

The process for obtaining compensation can be difficult, however, especially for an individual who is unfamiliar with the law. Property owners and other potential defendants are often powerful companies who have shrewd insurance adjusters and defense attorneys whose job it is to limit their exposure to damages to the smallest amount. Only a qualified, experienced New York escalator injury lawyer has the ability to represent victims in cases against the responsible parties on a level playing field.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident, the experienced construction site injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (1-800-967-5496) for a free and comprehensive consultation. We can also help with construction accident cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.



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