In New York City alone, each elevator makes approximately 500 trips a day. 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.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York elevator or escalator accident due to the negligence of another, an attorney at The Orlow Firm who is familiar with accident claim law can help you. You will work directly with a partner at our firm, which we believe you should expect from any attorney that you hire.
Contact our New York elevator accident attorneys today for assistance in recovering compensation for your pain and suffering. Call (646) 647-3398 or send us an online message.
About Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Most injuries and fatalities caused by New York elevator accidents occur when an elevator:
- 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, causing a slip-and-fall accident.
- The metal teeth become loose and more prone to hooking onto clothing, fingers and toes.
New York elevator and escalator accidents are commonly caused by improper installation and neglected inspections.
Elevator Accident Resources
For more information, visit our articles on elevator and escalator accidents:
- Elevators and Escalators: Are They Safe?
- Elevators: Keeping Them Safe
- Top Causes of Elevator Accidents and Lawsuits
- Elevators and New York City Housing: A Dangerous Combination?
The Orlow Firm Can Help
If injured in an elevator or escalator accident due to the negligence of another, you should not be held responsible for the costs of your recovery and loss of wages. These costs may include hospital bills as well as physical and emotional recovery sessions. An experienced lawyer at The Orlow Firm will help you fight for your right to compensation for injuries and family fatalities.