Studies by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicate there are approximately 17,000 injuries incurred by individuals each year and approximately 30 deaths caused by defective escalators and elevators.
According to the standards established by the CPSC in the mid-1990s, escalators are supposed to have foot prints, or brightly-colored borders painted on each step to show the public the safest area for their feet; however, in most cases, consumers will not find escalators in compliance with this standard.
While elevator accidents are somewhat uncommon events, when they do occur, the injuries suffered can be serious or result in death.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or death due to a defective escalator or elevator, you need to contact Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA in Hallandale. Our premise liability lawyers offer a free initial consultation. We will fight for your right to receive fair and just compensation for your injuries or loss.