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New York Escalator Accident Lawyer

The New York City escalator accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has more than thirty years of experience helping injured accident victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. Our premises liability legal team is dedicated to helping victims of escalator accidents, elevator accidents, staircase collapses, and other premises liability matters. We help victims seek recovery and justice against building managers, store owners, corporations, sub-contractors, insurance companies, and any other parties who may be held liable for the victim’s injuries.

Call Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. today if you or someone you care about has been hurt in an escalator accident, whether at the mall, at work, in an office building, or otherwise in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’ll fight for compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and all other recoverable losses.

Escalator and Elevator Accidents Are More Common Than You Think

Data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that elevator and escalator accidents are far more common than most of us realize. Reports indicate that around 17,000 people are injured in elevator and escalator accidents each year, including around 6,000 injuries specific to escalators. Although fatal escalator injury is rare, dozens of people are killed in escalator and elevator accidents annually.

Escalator accidents can happen in all manner of venues, including schools, shopping malls, office buildings, department stores, subway stations, train stations, truck depots, sports venues, arenas, and other multi-level buildings. If you’ve been hurt in an escalator accident in New York, you are not alone. Our escalator injury legal team is ready to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

How Do Escalator Accidents Happen?

Elevator accidents can happen for many different reasons. Typically, some mechanical failure causes the escalator to malfunction. That malfunction almost always results from either faulty installation or poor maintenance; proper inspection and servicing should prevent nearly any escalator accident from occurring. Escalator accidents may involve:

  • Mis-leveling
  • Electrical short
  • Defective governors
  • Sudden acceleration or deceleration
  • Communication failure
  • Failure of safety devices
  • Overly high speed
  • Sudden stops
  • Improper alignment
  • Broken or missing steps
  • Missing teeth on the escalator’s track

Whatever the specific cause of your escalator accident, one thing is clear: Someone messed up. Escalator accidents don’t happen when everything is working the way it should and everyone is acting in a reasonable and safe manner. If you were hurt because the escalator was installed or maintained poorly, you have the right to compensation from the parties responsible. Escalator injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has your back.

Call New York Premises Liability Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for Help After an Escalator Incident

If you were hurt in an escalator collapse or fall or any other incident involving a faulty escalator, get help from a dedicated personal injury lawyer with decades of experience going toe-to-toe with the biggest equipment manufacturers, contractors, real estate owners, insurance companies, and other parties. Contact NYC elevator injury and premises liability lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation on your injury case at 212-889-9362.


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