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NYC Escalator Malfunctions May Lead To Serious Injuries

Posted in Accidents,Escalator Injuries,Premises Liability on March 21, 2013

Insights From a NYC Escalator Injury Lawyers with the Skills to Win your Case –

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:

  • Slip  and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Escalator Malfunctions
  • Getting extremities caught in the mechanisms
  • Getting clothing stuck in the railing or moving stairs

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.

Contact the escalator injury lawyers in the Bronx at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel. They offer a free no obligation consultation and assessment of your case.