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Whether you’re strolling through the shopping mall or on your way to board your flight, escalators are used in a variety of buildings and facilities. Due to their consistent use for daily activities, they must be properly maintained and cared for at all times. However, when a property owner fails to perform maintenance, it can result in accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.
If you have suffered an injury after being involved in an escalator accident in New York, our Nassau County premises liability attorney can recover your entitled compensation on your behalf while you get well. We can conduct an investigation into the accident and collect critical evidence to build a relentless and customized case strategy for you.
Causes of Escalator Accidents
The owner or operator of the escalator is lawfully obligated to keep it safe. However, human error is the primary cause of these types of accidents. Sometimes they are caused by mechanical issues or poor maintenance, which can cause stops that jolt riders and make them fall. Even items, such as loose articles of clothing or hair, can get caught in the escalator.
Common escalator defects include the following:
- Broken or missing steps
- Loose or missing screws
- Broken handrail
- Significant gaps or excessive space between moving walk area and sides of escalators
- Missing teeth on the track of the escalator
Experienced & Skilled Legal Team
At the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli, we can make all the difference by organizing a proper claim for the court and ensuring that the negligent parties are held liable for your injuries. Our Nassau County premises liability lawyer is not afraid to negotiate with insurance carriers and will fight for your best interests. Let us help you get your life back on the right track.
Contact our firm and request a free case evaluation today.