Escalator Injury Attorneys in New Jerseys
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When dealing with the physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens that unfortunately often follow an escalator accident, the last thing an accident survivor wants to deal with are insurance companies and legal matters. However, when you have an experienced attorney on your side, overcoming these difficult and stressful times may go more smoothly and successfully. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we draw from many years of experience and thorough knowledge of New Jersey liability laws to help our clients hold negligent parties responsible. For a no-cost consultation and to find out how we may be able to bring you peace of mind and get you money for your losses, call (609) 240-0040 today.
Whether you are recovering from injuries or seeking justice for the death of a loved one, it is of the utmost importance to preserve evidence associated with the escalator accident. Your lawyer can assist you with this process, which may involve consulting with safety experts as well as mechanical engineers. Witness testimony may also prove helpful in a claim or lawsuit, as is often the case in regards to medical records and medical professional testimony.
No matter how understanding an insurance adjuster may seem, it is their bottom line they are more concerned with, not yours. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we can handle the insurance companies for you to ensure that you have the best opportunity to receive full and just compensation. Far too often, insurance companies will offer accident survivors much lower settlement amounts than they may be entitled to. Insurance companies may also deny valid claims or unnecessarily delay or prolong the process as an attempt to discourage claimants.
Escalator accidents can be complex due to potential involvement of premises liability and product liability issues. There are specific rules and regulations for the production, installment, inspection, and maintenance of escalators, and escalator parts. Therefore, multiple parties may be held legally responsible for any injuries or deaths that occur due to oversight or negligence relating to escalator hazards.
With the assistance of your attorney, you may be able to prove fault for your escalator accident. The following highlights some acts of negligence that may permit a person to file a claim or lawsuit relating to an injury or death.
Some common causes of escalator accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Poor design
- Escalators stopping or speeding up suddenly
- Escalator malfunction
- Defective parts
- Improper service and/or maintenance
- Sharp or protruding objects
The severity of injuries caused by escalator accidents are extensive. Due to the shocking nature of these incidents, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other types of emotional distress, may require an accident survivor to receive mental health care on top of medical treatment for physical injuries.
Because these types of accidents frequently involve significant injuries from falling from great heights or colliding with objects from violent impact, recovery time can last for months, years, if not indefinitely.
With these consequences in mind, a person may receive compensation for medical expenses; pain and suffering; trauma; lost wages and benefits; loss of consortium; and other damages from parties proven to be negligent.
To assist you on the road to recovery, the New Jersey slip and fall attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are prepared to evaluate your case and protect your rights. With our successful track record of obtaining compensation for accident survivors as well as family members of wrongful death victims, we are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our clients come first. We are honored to represent and counsel individuals who are facing some of the most challenging times of their lives. To find out how we may be able to assist you, fill out a contact form or call our office at (609) 240-0040 today.
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