Elevator & Escalator Accidents
Escalator and elevator accidents seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Elevator accidents cause almost 90 percent of these serious injuries. About half of the deaths from elevator accidents involve people working on or near elevators, and half of those involve workers who fall into an elevator shaft.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, have won significant financial compensation for clients injured in escalator and elevator accidents. Many of these accidents could have been prevented if the property owners had implemented adequate inspection and maintenance programs. Others could have been avoided with proper warning signs. Sadly, children are often injured by accidents involving escalators when their clothing or body parts are caught in the mechanism.
Our legal team thoroughly investigates the facts of these cases to determine the cause of the injuries.
- Was it an equipment malfunction?
- Was the elevator up to code?
- Had it been maintained by workers qualified to repair and maintain such systems?
- Was there a working shut off button?
- Were proper warnings and labels posted?
If you or a family member was harmed in an elevator or escalator accident, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. We will tell you directly whether you have an actionable legal claim.
Our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state.