Falls On Escalators Can Cause Serious Injury
Most of the time, escalators offer easy, efficient access from one floor to another. Busy professionals and shoppers often use escalators while going about their activities without a thought. However, should an escalator malfunction or shoelaces and other objects become trapped within the mechanism, a simple matter of routine can be turned into a major catastrophe.
Our skilled lawyers at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., are ready to help you seek full and fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and — most importantly — the pain and suffering you have endured. With more than 50 years of experience handling personal injury claims, we help our Massachusetts clients obtain the compensation they need to get back on their feet after an accident.
Types Of Injuries Caused By Escalator Accidents
Our firm handles all injuries that stem from an escalator accident, as these are cases of premises liability. From broken bones and severe lacerations to brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations, any type of accident on an escalator can leave an individual with numerous injuries. Examples of escalator accidents include:
- Slip-and-fall injuries getting on and off the escalator
- Entrapment of shoelaces, purse straps, scarves and other loose objects, which could lead to serious lacerations, abrasions, amputation and strangulation
- Soft rubber shoes, like flip-flops, being pulled into the stairs or sidewalls
- Equipment malfunction, including lurching and rapid acceleration
Whether due to lack of proper warning signs or equipment malfunction, escalator accidents can result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Our lawyers provide a thorough investigation of the case to determine all parties who can be held responsible for your accident. We then aggressively seek compensation from all liable parties and their insurance companies.
Attorneys Who Work For You In Slip-And-Fall Cases
We use our knowledge and experience as seasoned litigators to represent your interests in negotiation or litigation. We are well-known and respected for our aggressive representation, dedicated client service and demonstrated ability to achieve results for our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury in an escalator accident, we have the experienced attorneys, staff and resources you need to take on big insurance companies that will attempt to minimize your claim. We fight for your side, and we fight to win. To discuss your case in a free initial consultation, contact our firm today by calling our Worcester office at 866-491-6561.