Stairway & Escalator Injuries
Renowned Premises Liability Lawyers in New York
Stairway accidents are quite common and can result in catastrophic injuries. Irregular, broken, or unsafe stairs can lead to accidents that leave individuals suffering with serious injuries to their bones, head, and spinal cord. It is the responsibility of the property owners to keep stairs maintained and safe for use. Escalator accidents are also quite serious when escalators are not properly maintained, they could cause dangerous injuries such as degloving of skin as well as hand and foot injuries that may lead to amputations.
If you have been injured due someone else's negligent or reckless actions, you need not suffer in vain. The caring and qualified New York premises liability attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims and can help you and your family get the justice and compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation!
Common Causes of Stairway Accidents
The truth about stairway and escalator accidents is that they usually result from poor maintenance. Ensuring that a stairway is suitable for use is the responsibility of a property manager. No one should slip on stairs or an escalator even when running. Most accidents are the result of:
- Wet/slippery stairs
- Broken stairs
- Lack of handrails
- Uneven stairways
- Improper height of stairs
- Improperly maintained escalators
Put the blame where it belongs
A favored defense by insurance companies in these claims is that the accident was somehow the victim's fault. As any knowledgeable New York premises liability attorney will tell you, there are very few instances where an injury victim is at fault. Make sure you have someone experienced at your side defending your right to fair compensation.