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7 Injured in Escalator Malfunction at Brooklyn Mall

Under the doctrine of premises liability, visitors to a property can seek damages for injuries they sustain on that property due to the negligence of the owners or operators. Common types of premises liability injuries include: Slip and fall injuries Snow and ice injuries Injuries caused by lack of maintenance Injuries caused by defects in the premises design Harm caused by criminals (negligent security) Elevator and escalator malfunctions Dog bites Swimming pool injuries Amusement park injuries Burns from fires or broken appliances Injuries due to toxic materials Premises liability is a wide-reaching field of personal injury litigation, and a recent example out of Brooklyn shows that injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Escalator Accident in Mall Injures Seven On December 20, 2016, seven shoppers standing on an escalator were hurt when the escalator suddenly stopped moving, leading one person to stumble and fall. That person fell into a…
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Did a Mechanical Error Cause This Fiery Truck Accident in New Jersey?

A driver was killed when his tractor-trailer smashed into a bridge abutment, collided with a box truck, caught fire and crashed into a guardrail before finally coming to a stop. The flames engulfed the truck’s cab and the driver died. Police believe the truck accident may have been caused by a mechanical error. Not all truck accidents are caused by driver error. Sometimes the cause of a crash can come down to the truck. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, roughly 20 percent of all truck accidents occur due to a mechanical error, such as the following: Bad tires Faulty signal or brake lights Brake failure Defective steering Transmission failure Who Can I Hold Responsible for a Truck Accident Caused By Mechanical Error? The government has strict regulations in place on truck braking systems. However, it is not uncommon for truck companies to ignore those regulations by failing to…
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