Elevators And Escalators Can Be Very Dangerous

It would be near impossible to count the number of elevators and escalators in use in New York City. How many times per day do you use an elevator? You might not give them much thought, because they are generally a very safe mode of transportation. When something does go wrong, the injuries can be catastrophic with serious physical and financial consequences.

The O'Connor Law Firm can help you get the answers you want and the compensation you need. I have spent more than 17 years litigating difficult cases in the courtroom. As member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, you can trust that I have the skills and experience to handle your case effectively. As a solo attorney who handles his own caseload, I am able to give you the attention you deserve.

Call my office at 800-724-1053 for your free consultation. I represent people in all five boroughs.

Why Do Elevator And Escalator Accidents Happen?

Elevators and escalators are products. They can be poorly designed or contain manufacturing defects, which could cause accidents. Most injuries fall under the category of premises liability, because the machines were not properly maintained or replaced.

When an elevator or escalator malfunctions, it can lead to accidents involving:

  • Sudden acceleration or deceleration, knocking people off their feet
  • Fall injuries because of mis-leveling, when the elevator does not stop flush with the floor
  • Hoist cables that break and cause cars to free fall down the shaft
  • Unexpected door closures that can cause crushing injuries due to force or because people become trapped halfway in the elevator while it continues to move between levels
  • Doors that fail to close when the elevator moves up or down
  • Malfunctions that can trap people inside the elevator for dangerous periods of time, leading to injuries such as severe heat exhaustion
  • Escalators with misaligned handrails that move out of sync with the floor
  • Broken entry mats to escalators that can cause slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls

When You Don't Know What To Do Next, Call Me For A Free Consultation

You may not know what to do next if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an elevator or escalator accident. When you become my client, I will deal with the insurance company and handle the legal details. You can focus on your recovery.

Call my law office in Manhattan at 212-566- 4868 or 800-724-1053 or send me an email to schedule your free consultation. I am a lawyer who is willing to travel from the Bronx to Staten Island to meet you in person.