Escalators, like elevators, are a part of the daily life of millions of Americans lives. Most major office buildings incorporate escalators in their architecture so as to ease the strain of pedestrians walking up and down stairs several times a day. New skyscrapers are constructed with multiple escalator units integrated near elevators for greater pedestrian traffic flow during early morning and evening peak hours when workers get in and out of the office. Airports, bus stations, banks, commercial buildings are all constructions with built-in escalators.
However, due to escalators having moving tread, sometimes people get caught between the steps and the landing resulting in personal injuries. Thousands of people suffer slip-and-fall injuries due to hazardous and unsafe escalator conditions. There are also countless unreported cases involving people getting clothing and other items caught on escalator hinges, resulting in minor injuries. It is safe to say that caution must be taken whenever stepping onto an escalator, no matter how harmless and benign they may seem.
If you have been seriously injured in an escalator accident and received treatment and/or substantial loss of wages, you must speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Do not let time go by. Many states have time constraints on premises liability cases. Contact Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates today for a free consultation.
Common injuries related to escalator accidents include: