New York Defective Escalator Accident Attorneys
Did You or Your Child Suffer an Injury While Riding an Escalator?
In New York, many of us ride up and down escalators so often that it is easy to forget that these are complex machines that can become dangerous — especially to children — as a result of design defects, manufacturing defects and inadequate maintenance.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our experienced New York defective escalator accident lawyers help people who have been injured by defective and malfunctioning escalators seek fair compensation from property owners, manufacturers and other negligent parties.
Our lead attorney, David Perecman, has more than 30 years of New York personal injury experience. Based in Manhattan, we serve clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester and Long Island. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.
Understanding How Defects and Maintenance Problems Cause Accidents
When escalators are designed or assembled improperly, or parts wear out and are not replaced, there can be a major risk of crush injuries, loss of fingers and toes, and other serious injuries. Some of the most dangerous circumstances associated with escalators include:
- Excessive gaps between adjacent steps
- Comb plates that are misaligned or have broken or missing teeth
- Failure to automatically stop when something gets wedged in
- Insufficient warnings about hazards to children
Children are among the most common victims of escalator accidents, and the injuries they suffer can impact the rest of their lives. If you or your child has been injured in an escalator accident, you deserve justice. Let us put our experience and passion to work for you.
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