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Escalator Accident Lawyer in NYC

There is no margin for error when designing, installing, or maintaining an escalator. Any mistakes can result in devastating injures or death.

At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, our attorneys represent the victims of escalator and elevator accidents in the New York City area. If you or someone you love has been injured in an escalator accident, call (212) 421-0300 for a free initial consultation.

Causes Of Escalator Accidents

Most escalator accidents can be traced to errors in design, installation, or maintenance. It’s extremely important to maintain the maximum allowable gap between the moving stair and skirt panel and between the moving stair and the stationary comb plate where passengers disembark. If the gaps are too wide, clothing, shoes, or body parts can become entangled.

Some other types of accidents include:

  • Falls caused by stopped handrails
  • Falls over the skirt panel of an escalator
  • Falls between the escalator and an adjoining wall
  • Injuries caused by broken or missing steps

Many escalator injuries and deaths could be prevented by regular maintenance or by correcting known safety defects. Escalator manufacturers regularly issue recalls to correct safety defects, but many property owners are slow in making repairs, especially if they are responsible for some or all of the cost of making repairs.

When property owners fail to protect the safety of their customers and guests, our attorneys are here to hold them accountable. We recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our severely injured clients.

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Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped hundreds of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.

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If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.

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