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New York City at its outlaying Boroughs are home to three major airports – JFK International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and La Guardia Airport (LGA), 7 shopping malls, at 9 featured department stores, and countless more multilevel retail centers, transportation facilities, businesses, and public buildings that utilize escalators every day as a way to get visitors from one floor to the other without the use of an elevator or stationary staircase.
While escalators truly are an innovative way to move people around, they can also be unsafe and life threatening.
Common causes of escalator accidents typically includes:
In many cases, the accidents occur because people are too busy talking, texting, or looking about to realize the end of the escalator is quickly approaching, but in some cases, the accidents occur because the escalator malfunctions.
In February, six people suffered injuries involving a malfunctioning escalator at a New Jersey PATH station. Watch this brief video from the actual scene recorded by a witness of the escalator incident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving an escalator, you have the legal right to speak with an attorney regarding compensation for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and injuries.
If you need legal assistance, contact the NYC personal injury lawyers at Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation.
We have two convenient locations in New York:
Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers – New York City Office
450 7th Ave #409
New York, NY 10123
Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers – Brooklyn Office
26 Court St Suite 2511
Brooklyn, NY 11242