Elevator Accidents

New York Elevator Accident Lawyer

In New York City, skyscrapers are found in abundance, and with them come Premises Accidents like elevator accidents. Even the shortest fall of one story in an elevator can kill you or result in severe and long-term disabilities.

Thankfully, the city recognizes the dangers associated with elevators and has implemented many specific laws pertaining to those who use and work with elevators to ensure their safety and to ensure that elevators are maintained and operated safely.

At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we have handled a variety of serious elevator accident cases. Our elevator injury lawyers are familiar with all the ins and outs of the complex statutes, regulations, and laws pertaining to elevators and we know all about the industry practices. We also retrieve any documents that note when and what maintenance has been done to an elevator, which is a critical part of proving a case.

For a free legal consultation with a elevator accidents lawyer serving New York, call (646) 692-0204

What to Do If You’re Harmed in an Elevator

New York elevator accidents fall under premises liability. In other words, they are often caused by unsafe conditions or negligence on the part of the property owner. It is up to the owner to keep the people on their property safe. This means that they are obliged to regularly repair and maintain the premises and provide a space that is free of safety risks and hazards.

If an elevator has been poorly maintained or designed in an unsafe manner, it could cause serious harm to a passenger. Potential elevator risks include:

  • A sudden drop
  • Closing of the doors
  • Jammed doors
  • Misalignment with the floor

Elevator accidents can happen to any person of any age from the elderly to young children, and construction workers alike. Keep the following tips in mind when using an elevator:

  • Press the emergency button
  • Don’t try to open doors if they are stuck
  • Never get into an elevator during a fire, always use the fire escape
  • Let the rescue personnel know the floor and elevator location

Do You Need an Elevator Accident Lawyer?

If you or someone close to you has been harmed in an elevator or escalator accident due to someone else’s negligence, our New York elevator attorneys can help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries. To book a consultation, call us at (646) 692-0204 or get in touch online.

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