Escalator Accidents

Qualified Attorneys Represent Clients for Escalator Accidents

Escalators are everywhere, but because they are so common, most people never think about them as posing any immediate risk. One segment of the population, however, has reason to be far more aware of the dangers behind these essential elements of city life—those who were injured or who have lost a loved one in an accident involving an escalator.

Call the Attorneys at Proner & Proner After an Escalator Accident

At the personal injury law firm of Proner & Proner, our attorneys help victims of escalator accidents in cases involving the negligence of a third party. They seek maximum compensation for those injured and file wrongful death claims in the tragic event of a fatality. If you were injured, or if a loved one has died, as a result of an escalator accident, it would be beneficial for you and your family to find out more about the legal options available for your claim. Contact Proner & Proner to schedule your free consultation today. We have won significant compensation for many injured clients, and we are ready to fight for you. Please call or contact us online to find out more.

Factors in Escalator Accidents

Escalator accidents are more common than elevator accidents. The number of escalator accidents in the United States is growing. Moreover, the growing number of accidents appears to be in vulnerable populations such as elderly people and children. Escalator accidents have been the result of safety code violations, poor maintenance, and defective parts and components of the escalator and surrounding space. The lawyers at Proner & Proner understand the mechanics of escalator operation. They have helped victims of accidents caused by:

  • Missing teeth on escalator track
  • Loose or missing screws
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Sudden stops
  • Poor design resulting in too much distance between step and side of escalator

Defects like these can result in a variety of entrapments that cause serious injuries and even fatalities. If you were injured in an elevator or escalator accident, or if a loved one died because of failures resulting from negligence, an injury lawyer can advise you about your rights and legal options.

Contact the Skilled Accident Attorneys at Proner & Proner

To schedule a free initial consultation following your escalator accident, please contact the law firm of Proner & Proner by calling (800) 776-5291 or by filling out our online contact form.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.