Were You Injured by an Escalator?
Escalators are everywhere — the mall, the subway, even sometimes in schools and offices — but despite being so common, they can also be very unsafe. Many escalators are very tall, creating a risk of injury for riders who fall off the top or sides. The moving stairs of an escalator may stop or start suddenly, throwing riders forwards or backwards. Pants or shoes may get pinched in the sides of the stairs, sucking riders into the escalator and potentially causing serious pain and injury.
According to CBS News, every year 10,000 people are sent to the emergency room due to escalator accidents. These injuries can range from scratches and cuts to major limb damage or even death.
Property managers whose developments include an escalator have certain responsibilities when it comes to that equipment. Escalators must be properly maintained, including proper safety inspection and part replacement when necessary. Additionally, escalator manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the product they sell is as safe as possible.
If you or a loved one — such as a child or elderly parent — were injured on an escalator, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries. An attorney like the ones at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble can listen to your story and help determine the best course of action for you. In many cases, you may be entitled to money that can help cover things like medical bills or missed wages caused by your injuries.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that you have the right to be safe as you go about your daily life. People responsible for jeopardizing that safety due to irresponsible escalator management should be held accountable. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss escalator accidents, your injuries and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.