New York Escalator Accident Attorney
Were you injured on a poorly maintained escalator?
Escalators are used in many public buildings and retail establishments.
They are everywhere from corporate offices to airports to shopping malls.
If you were injured in an elevator accident that was caused by another
person’s carelessness, you may be able to file a NY escalator accident
lawsuit. The experienced premises liability lawyers at Belushin Law Firm
can help you file your claim and will fight to get you fair compensation
for your pain and suffering.
Want to know whether or not you have a valid claim? Schedule your free
consultation to learn more.
Liability in an Escalator Accident
Escalators are moving staircases that are operated by a motor and a chain
that move mechanical steps up and down in a circular pattern. Escalators
vary in length and height, and also include moving walkways that are routinely
utilized in airports. Escalators have moving handrails that assist passengers
as they ride the escalator. The multitude of moving parts in an escalator
cause a risk that the escalator will malfunction if it is not inspected
routinely and maintained properly. The owners of the property where the
escalator is located are responsible for ensuring that there is no unreasonable
risk to the escalator users.
There are many different ways that accidents can happen on escalators.
Some accidents are the result of negligence by the rider, such as riding
on the railing or engaging in horseplay. However, many accidents are due
to malfunctioning escalators that should have been inspected or repaired.
Riders of escalators can be injured if the escalator stops abruptly or
abruptly changes direction. This change in motion can cause riders to
fall down the escalators or fall onto the moving escalators.
Escalators can also cause injuries if the motorized railing is not working
or is operating out of sync with the moving stairs. In rare but serious
accidents, a step can fall out of the escalator, leaving a gaping hole,
or the motor of the escalator can explode. If you or someone you love
has been injured in any of these manners, you should speak with an experienced
Manhattan elevator accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Pursue Serious Compensation for Serious Accidents
Injuries from elevator accidents can be serious and life-threatening. They
have included crushing of arms, legs, feet, and hands; amputation; strangulation;
lacerations and even death. The moving parts of an escalator can be extremely
hazardous to the human body. These injuries are life-altering and can
require extensive medical care, surgery, and rehabilitative therapy.
If you have been injured on an escalator, you need to hire a Brooklyn premises
liability lawyer who will fight to make sure you receive a fair settlement.
If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you should
be able to file a personal injury claim to compensate you for your severe
pain and suffering from the escalator accident.
Contact our team immediately to take the first step on the path to justice.