For New Yorkers, elevators and escalators provide safe and reliable transportation at home, while shopping and at work. While accidents are rare, they can cause serious injuries or death when they occur.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, it is important to understand your rights. Having handled personal injury cases in the New York City area for more than 20 years, the law firm of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, brings a comprehensive knowledge of these types of accidents and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Elevator Accidents May Be Caused By Negligent Maintenance
Like any mechanical device that receives heavy daily use, escalators and elevators need regular maintenance to protect the safety of those who use them. Examples of dangerous conditions include:
- Accidental rises or drops
- Out-of-level stops
- Faulty doors that close on passengers
- Open shafts
- Missing or defective guards on escalators
- Slippery floors
When repair and maintenance workers fail to do their job, a routine ride on an elevator or escalator can change your life in an instant. Our lawyers represent injured people throughout the New York City area, as well as family members of wrongful death victims.
$240,000 Settlement For Woman Who Fell In New York City Housing Authority Elevator — A $240,000 settlement was obtained by the New York City-based personal injury law firm Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, for a woman who slipped and fell in an elevator in an NYC Housing Authority apartment building.
Contact A NYC Escalator Accident Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City elevator and escalator lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.