Picture an escalator. Some people stand still, others power-walk. Parents hold children’s hands. Some people barely break stride as they board, others hesitate and wait for just the right moment. Typically, the biggest concern is an out-of-service flight that turns would-be-riders into climbers. However, as we were reminded this week, escalator accidents are a very real danger and can have life-altering or even life-ending consequences. When people are injured or killed due to an escalator accident in Northern California, our San Francisco injury lawyer is prepared to fight for their legal rights and the compensation they deserve.
Escalator Abruptly Stops Causing Stumble and Minor Injuries
At the time of this writing, few details had emerged about a Sunday afternoon escalator accident at the Powell BART station. ABC7 reports that a man fell backwards into four women when an escalator stopped abruptly between the platform and the concourse. Four people received treatment for minor injuries.