Category Archives: Elevator and Escalator Accidents and Injuries

For years, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have been successfully helping people suffering because of elevator and escalator accidents and injuries in Atlantic City and Cape May.

What Should I Do If I Suffer an Injury While Riding an Escalator?

Recently, tragedy struck when a 2-year-old girl was injured while riding an escalator. According to KIRO-TV, the girl fell down as she descended the escalator. Before she could get back up, her finger was severed. A technician was able to recover the toddler’s finger and she and the finger were rushed to the hospital for reattachment. What to Do If You or a Loved One Is Injured While Riding an Escalator It is the responsibility of property owners and managers to ensure that those they invite into their facilities are safe from accidents. In addition, manufacturers can be held accountable if a product defect leads to an injury or death. Therefore, if you or someone you love is injured while riding an escalator and your injury was the result of improper maintenance, poor design, a lack of safety warnings, incorrect installation or a defective part, you may be able to…
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What Should Casino Guests Do If They Are Hurt in an Elevator Accident?

A Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant who was severely injured in an elevator accident last summer was finally released from the hospital in late January, highlighting the devastating injuries that victims can suffer in elevator accidents. Here in Atlantic City, as in most major urban areas, people having to ride elevators as part of their day-to-day lives is commonplace, most notably at our many hotels and casinos. Therefore, locals as well as the flood of tourists our city hosts on an annual basis need to be aware of what to do if they or someone they love is injured in a casino elevator accident in New Jersey. Tips for Guests Injured in a Casino Elevator Accident Here are a few tips for what guests should do following a casino elevator accident: The first thing you should do is check to see if you or anyone else is injured and make sure…
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Are There Safety Measures to Prevent People from Falling Off Escalators?

Recently, an escalator accident at the World Trade Center’s Oculus claimed the life of a 29-year-old New Jersey woman. Per NJ.com, the woman, who was a resident of Hudson County, fell off the escalator as she attempted to grab a hat her twin sister had dropped. After falling over the side of the escalator, she fell to the main concourse. The 29-year-old woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, where she was later pronounced dead. What Safety Measures Are in Place to Prevent Escalator Accidents? While there are safety measures, such as handrails and emergency stop buttons, to help prevent escalator accidents, there is no way to avoid an escalator accident that occurs due to a manufacturer or property owner’s negligence. Tips for Staying Safe While Riding an Escalator Here are tips for safely riding properly maintained and operated escalators: Always leave one hand free to grip the handrail…
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