How many times have you entered your lobby to find one of your elevators not working?
How many times have you been to a mall or airport and found the escalator closed off?
According to 2002 reports of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 11,000 people have become victims of elevator accidents. Recently, it was reported that there is an estimate of 30 people killed each year and 17,000 people injured due to accidents involving elevators and escalators.
Elevators and escalators are complex pieces of machinery that transport thousands of people daily. The inadequate maintenance of an elevator or escalator may be charged to the building owner, the company responsible for maintaining it or the manufacturer. The most common types of accidents are as follows:
- Door strikes
- Abrupt stops
- Falls into the shaftway
- Toes pulled into the treads
- Abrupt stops
Because of the complexities of the machinery and the various city and building codes, an elevator accident attorney must be knowledgeable with the technicalities and specifications of elevator equipment.
As evidenced in our notable results, the attorneys of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, know how to obtain compensation for the victims of elevator and escalator accidents in New York and beyond.
If you need legal assistance with a claim involving an elevator or escalator accident, contact the lawyers at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, for a free consultation: 212-571-7171. You can also reach us online.
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