There are an estimated 600,000 elevators and 30,000 escalators in the United States, collectively carrying more than 575 million riders each day. Annually, over 120 billion people take an elevator ride and more than 90 billion travel on escalators. If you were involved in such an accident, contact an experienced attorney today.
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Elevators and escalators result in numerous injuries and deaths. About 11,000 people are injured each year and an estimated 27 die in elevator accidents. Pinches, scrapes, bone fractures, tendon and nerve lacerations, and even death are among the casualties that can result from these accidents.
Some of these injuries occur when:
- An elevator gets stuck
- Misses a floor in building
- Does not open level with the floor
- Suddenly speeds up or slows down
- People trip
- A closing doors hit people
- The electronic eye mechanism doesn’t function properly
- Doors open onto empty shafts
- Elevators plummet down the shaft
- Escalators have excessive gaps between moving stairs and sides of the machine
- There is improper exposure of shafts
Check to make sure that the elevator has been examined by certified inspectors within the past six months. It is the responsibility of building owners and managers to make sure that all elevators and escalators are properly maintained and inspected for use by their tenants, employees and visitors. An experienced elevator accident lawyer NY firm is familiar with the documents needed to pursue your claim.
Have you or someone you know become a victim and need an Elevator Accident Lawyer? NY attorney Michael Gunzburg can help regarding your case today!