Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Fifty People Rescued in Atlantic City Casino After Being Trapped in Faulty Elevators

An Atlantic City Accident Lawyer Explains Liability In May, the Press of Atlantic City reported that 50 people were trapped in two different elevators at the Revel Casino-Hotel. A malfunction in the machinery of the lifts prevented the elevators from operating, and it took two hours before everyone was safely extracted from the elevators. No one has filed casino negligence lawsuits against the Revel yet; however, people affected by this incident may soon be contacting an Atlantic City accident attorney. What Happened to the Revel Elevators? The incident occurred around 1:30 am on Sunday, May 26. The Atlantic City Fire Department arrived soon after it received news of the stopped elevators and extracted the elevator’s passengers via a 35-foot ladder that was lowered down the shaft. At the time of the Press’ report, no serious physical injuries occurred. However, one firefighter at the scene noted that individuals inside the elevators…
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What Should I Do if I was Hurt on a Public Bus?

When a bus driver makes a mistake and causes a serious car crash, who is to blame? Someone has to be accountable for the injuries and property damage that result, but victims often do not know what to do in this type of situation. Whether you were riding on a public bus that crashed, driving in another vehicle or walking nearby when the bus injured you, compensation should be available. You just need to find out how to get it. How to Recover After a Bus Accident If you get hurt in a crash involving a city bus, you can file a claim for your medical bills, lost wages and more. City buses are often quasi-governmental entities, so they toe the line between government and a private company. This can be more complicated than a lawsuit against a completely private organization, though, so acting quickly and having a lawyer on…
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Construction Accidents and Injuries

With all its heavy equipment, machines, ladders and scaffolding, it is no surprise that the construction industry has one of the highest worker injury rates of any industry. Many factors contribute to construction accidents, including untrained workers, poor site conditions and unsafe equipment. Injuries range from falls, burns, electrocution, exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals and even death. Construction workers depend on their employers for a safe work site. Despite regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of workers suffer severe and fatal injuries every year on construction sites. Preventing Construction Injuries The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 governs workplace safety and OSHA enforces its regulations. According to OSHA, one in ten construction workers suffers injuries each year, with falls being the leading injury Workers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to suffer injuries on-site Most construction site injuries involve workers’…
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Owner Liability for Elevator and Escalator Malfunction

In December 2007, an escalator malfunction injured seven people at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. The bottom steps bent, causing fans to sustain foot and leg injuries. In April 2008, several people were hurt when an elevator malfunctioned at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Elevators and escalators allow us to navigate between floors of a building with ease and can be found in hospitals, shopping malls, schools, hotels, residential buildings, office buildings, airports and other private or public locations. Many people use these machines without ever stopping to think about the potential for passenger harm. However, escalators and elevators can and do malfunction, more often than most people may like to think, sometimes resulting in serious injuries. An owner of a building is subject to premises liability law, meaning the owner can be held responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons on the premises, including injuries sustained…
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