New Haven Escalator Accidents

Escalators are subject to strict safety code regulations. Despite this, numerous escalator accidents occur each year due to defective design, improper installation, negligent maintenance, faulty parts and inadequate inspections.

The most common types of escalator accidents involve:

  • Abrupt stops that cause serious falls
  • Shoes or clothes that are "sucked" in between the stairs and the side wall
  • Metal teeth grabbing hold of fingers, toes, and clothing
  • Rain and snow making the surface slippery, causing falls
  • A sudden stop causing an adult to drop a small child

Escalator accidents can result in horrific injuries such as loss of skin, muscle and tissue damage, permanent disfigurement, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. Some of these accidents result in wrongful death. Victims and their families often face substantial medical expenses, lost wages, and extensive pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in an accident involving an escalator, you may have a claim for compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn about your rights and options. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney fees unless we recover damages for you.

We Will Uncover The Truth

There are many people and/or entities who may have behaved negligently and may therefore be liable for your injuries: the property owner, the property management company, the escalator manufacturing company, maintenance company or the professional inspector. Because of the complex layers of responsibility, you will need to rely on the knowledge and skill of an experienced New Haven escalator accidents attorney.

The attorneys of Mills Law Firm, LLC, can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We will thoroughly investigate the maintenance and inspection history of the equipment, gather evidence and photographs of the scene, interview witnesses, and document your injuries and losses. With more than 35 years of collective experience, we are driven by our passion for justice, and we are willing to go all the way to trial if necessary to ensure that you get the compensation you need to pay for your recovery and move forward with your life.

Contact Our Stamford Injury Law Firm Serving Connecticut

Call us at 866-603-7532 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We serve clients in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. Our lawyers travel to serve clients across the state. Attorney referrals are welcome.