Whether you’re rushing up them or riding in style, escalators are a convenience when we just don’t want to take the stairs. But have you ever thought how dangerous escalators can be? You can seriously be injured after an accident and you would never think you would have a legal case on your hands.
If you recently got into an accident on an escalator, call experienced Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone. For the past 26 years, he handled cases of this type and is ready to assist you with your case. We are now taking cases involving escalator accidents and incidents located at the Journal Square Path Station, Newport Station, Grove Street Station, and Pavonia Ave. Station.
Who’s at Fault for an Escalator Accident
There can be several factors for an escalator accident, ranging from human error to mechanical failure. While riding an escalator and it seems like it’s acting strange, such as making an unexpected jerking motion which causes you to fall, the fault lies with the property owner. Under premises liability, it is the owner’s responsibility to keep the elevator properly maintained.
But let’s say you are rushing down the escalator before a piece of your shirt is caught in the escalator, causing your accident. Are you at fault? According to New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Act, it depends how much of the accident is your fault. The law states that if the plaintiff is found partially responsible for the accident, he/she may not recover the full amount owed.
Do not fight this case alone! You need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. For more than 25 years, Jersey City lawyer Anthony Carbone has been helping thousands in New Jersey with their personal injury claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.