Michael Palumbo & Mark Kosofsky
New York City Escalator Injury Attorneys
Call Toll Free 1-800-323-3266 To Speak To An Escalator Injury Lawyer If You Have Been Injured While Riding On An Escalator
A routine trip on an escalator can take a terrifying turn. Recently following a New York Jets game the 25 foot escalator at a local train station came to an abrupt stop. Five people were injured when they slipped and fell when they lost their balance. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission accidents involving escalators and elevators seriously injure about 17,000 others each year in the United States. Many escalator accident victims are children who can suffer injuries that impact the rest of their life.
In addition to sudden stops, accidents are caused by negligent inspections, improper installation, faulty equipment or gear, improper maintenance, loose teeth, large gaps between steps, failure to auto stop, and insufficient warnings for children. Injuries are caused by falls or clothing and/or limbs being pulled into the machinery. Injuries can be severe, including scarring, fractures, evisceration, and loss of skin.
The New York escalator lawyers at Palumbo & Kosofsky should be contacted as soon as possible after an escalator accident. Escalator accident cases can be complicated. Your recovery depends upon liability, how the accident occurred, and the injuries. Palumbo & Kosofsky will help you recover compensation for your injuries and damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
In order to secure those money damages, you need an experienced lawyer who can clearly establish that fault, carelessness, or negligence of another caused your injuries.
When you’ve suffered a serious injury resulting from an escalator accident, you need the New York State lawyers of Palumbo & Kosofsky. Call us at 800-323-3266 24 hours a day to speak to an attorney about your case.