The personal injury lawyers at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky represent individuals that have been seriously injured as a result of an elevator or escalator accident. We represent passengers, custodial staff, building employees, elevator and escalator maintenance and inspection personnel and staff. New York residents use elevators every day at offices, residential areas, shopping malls, and government buildings. Among the leading instances of elevator accidents are elevator maintenance and building service workers who fall into the shaft, are caught in or between moving parts, and workers who are harmed by collapsing elevators or are struck by elevators or counterweights. Each elevator and escalator in New York must be inspected a certain number of times per year as set forth by each jurisdiction.
Safety Tips for Escalators and moving walks:
- Make sure shoelaces, scarves and other items likely to get caught in an escalator, are tucked in and secured.
- Be careful when stepping on or off an escalator, especially if you wear bifocals.
- Always face forward.
- Hold on to handrails and do not grab the sides beneath the handrails.
- Keep a close eye on all children riding the escalator with you.
- Once you disembark, move quickly away from the exit area.
- Do not jump, ride backwards or run on an escalator.
- Do not ride escalators with strollers, walkers or carts.
It is important for individuals injured in an escalator accident to understand their legal rights regarding their injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an escalator accident, the New York accident attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are dedicated to fighting for your rights. To discuss your case with any of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today at 212-732-3665.