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Escalator Accidents

Escalator Accident Attorneys in New York City

Did You or Your Child Suffer an Injury While Riding an Escalator?

In New York, many people ride up and down escalators so often that they forget escalators are complex machines that can easily become dangerous — especially to children. Design defects, manufacturing defects, and inadequate maintenance can lead to serious accidents. If you or a loved one was hurt in an escalator accident, don’t wait: Contact a New York City personal injury attorney to discuss your rights as soon as possible.

For your complimentary case review, call (212) 577-9325 today.

Choose The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. with Confidence

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our skilled New York City injury lawyers have experience in product and premises liability cases, including those involving escalators. We know how to 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 experience handling these types of cases. Based in Manhattan, we serve clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and Long Island. Our firm was named to the 2015 list of “Top 20 Personal Injury Firms in New York City” by U.S. News “Best Law Firms.” We offer free consultations; to schedule yours, contact us today.

Escalator Defects & 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. If you are dealing with this situation, you need to seek compensation.

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

Arrange a Free Consultation with an NYC Injury Attorney

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.

Contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. now at (212) 577-9325 and arrange for a free review of your personal injury claim.

More Than $500 million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $1,686,000.00
    Jury Verdict. Woman tripped and fell on stairs. Case settled after verdict for $650,000.
  • $1,850,000.00

    Settlement at trial. Woman injured when her wheelchair fell into a pothole. Settlement after jury reached a liability verdict.

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  • $750,000.00

    Zach Perecman settled a case for $750,000 involving a man who slipped and fell on a wet floor that had just been mopped in his office building. The man fractured his arm and required surgery.

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