Personal Injury: Escalator / Elevator Accidents
Accidents involving elevators and escalators are often the result of poor maintenance and part defects. In most cases, however, shopping malls, office buildings, or apartment managers won’t conduct an investigation in order to find out why an elevator or escalator malfunctioned. At LePore & Luizzi , our Ocean County lawyers act immediately to begin an investigation into the causes of an elevator or escalator accident. Before defective or broken parts are discarded and eyewitnesses forgotten, our experienced personal injury lawyers consult safety experts, elevator technicians, and escalator repairmen in order to collect evidence and inspect cables, belts, motors, and other parts involved. We requisition maintenance records and repair schedules to determine if an elevator or escalator was properly maintained as instructed by a manufacturer.
If you have been injured on an elevator or escalator in New Jersey, contact premises liability attorneys at the Brick law office of LePore & Luizzi today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Causes of Injuries in Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Our Ocean County personal injury attorneys represent clients injured in elevator and escalator accidents involving the following:
- Sudden stops and starts
- Elevator door closing on arms or legs
- Shoe caught in escalator
- Elevator door opens below or above floor
Recovering Financial Damages
In order to accurately determine the financial costs associated with our clients’ injuries, we consult medical economists and life care planners. Our attorneys present cost-data analyses that are based on known costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
We have the experience and resources needed to investigate elevator and escalator accidents and recover financial damages for our clients. To schedule a free consultation, contact personal injury attorneys at LePore & Luizzi today.