Elevator/Escalator Accidents

In New York City alone, an elevator makes approximately 500 trips a day. As a mode of transportation, most individuals trust that elevators and escalators will not cause them harm. Unfortunately, this is not always true, especially when certified inspections are neglected. Injury and even fatality can occur when such crucial inspections are not done properly.

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Elevator/Escalator Accidents

Most injuries and fatalities caused by New York elevator accidents occur when an elevator:

  • Plummets
  • Gets stuck
  • Suddenly stops
  • Suddenly speeds up
  • Stops between floors

Injuries caused by escalators and moving walkways occur when:

  • They suddenly stop
  • Surfaces are wet/or slippery causing a slip and fall accident
  • The metal teeth become lose and more prone to hooking onto clothing, fingers, and toes

If you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a New York elevator or escalator accident due to the negligence of another, you should not be held responsible for hospital bills and loss of wages. Your rights to compensation for injuries and family fatalities can be fought for. Contact the law offices of GarberLegal to learn more about your legal rights and options. At Garber Legal we will be more than happy to evaluate your case during a free and confidential consultation to determine the best way to pursue your claims while protecting and maximizing your legal interests. Contact GarberLegal today to help you recover what is rightfully owed to you.