New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Calls for Greater Attention to Escalator Safety Following Macy’s Accident Involving 8-Year-Old

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New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman discusses the dangers of escalators and escalator safety following a recent accident in which the leg of an 8-year-old girl got trapped in a Macy’s escalator.

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Escalators pose a significant danger that often goes unrecognized.

Escalators pose a significant danger that often goes unrecognized, said personal injury lawyer David Perecman. In recent news, a girl, 8, was riding the escalator at the Macy’s in the Garden State Plaza Shopping Center when her leg became trapped. She was riding with her mother and younger brother from the basement to the main level when the girl’s right leg got caught in the landing section at the top of the escalator, according to CBS News (8.16.13).

A bystander shut down the escalator by pressing the emergency stop button. Rescue workers dismantled the landing area of the escalator to free the girl, reported CBS News.

The girl was said by CBS News to have suffered serious injuries to her leg and foot.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated there were more than 11,000 people injured on escalators in 2007. The most common entrapment is to the foot. Escalator accidents often result in serious injuries, which can include bone fractures, head injuries, and amputations of fingers or toes. Personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand that the area where the moving steps meet the side of the escalator is one of the biggest danger zones.

Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years, recommends that everyone should practice good escalator safety.

“Parents should teach their children escalator safety and remind their kids each time before they ride,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman.

The CBS News story cited is “Girl, 8, Hurt In Escalator Accident At Garden State Plaza.”

If you, or one of your children, have been injured in a New York escalator or elevator accident, contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including escalator and elevator accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.

**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million    
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout

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