A man from Connecticut was severely injured after falling from an escalator at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. As reported by NBC Connecticut, David Chupcavich, Jr., 42, of Orange, CT fell from an escalator on his way out of the Redskins/Giants game.
Chupcavich was in critical condition Sunday night after falling more than 20 feet and landing on a metal stage. He was reportedly airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital. The cause of the fall is under investigation, according to police.
Source: NBC Connecticut
This story brings up the larger issue of premise liability. Who should be held liable when someone is injured at a public place such as a sporting event? Was the escalator faulty? Should the stadium have taken better safety measures to prevent a fall such as this from occurring?
These are questions that will hopefully be answered during the investigation. If you or someone you love is injured by falling from an escalator or in another accident at a public place, you should speak with an attorney about your right to compensation.
To speak with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer about a possible case, contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today.