New York Elevator Accident Lawyers
Defective & Dangerous Elevators Can Cause Serious Injuries
The New York elevator injury attorneys at The Paris Law Group, PC, represent people from all walks of life who have been injured by defective elevators and other preventable dangers. We have a strong record of results advocating for personal injury victims in all the boroughs. We handle cases where an individual’s arm or leg is trapped in an elevator door, where a person trips and falls because the elevator does not line up with the floor, and much more.
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How Do Elevator Accidents Happen?
Millions of people call New York City home, and the thriving metropolis is known for its many skyscrapers and multi-story hotels and apartment buildings. Elevators are a way of life in New York City, and many people experience being stuck on an elevator from time to time. However, sometimes these incidents do much more damage than making a person late for work.
Elevator accidents can happen for a variety of reasons including:
- A person getting a limb trapped in a defective door
- Electrocution from poorly maintained electrical systems
- Slip and fall accidents from improperly aligned floors
In busy company offices, elevators can run almost constantly all day long, putting more wear and tear on the components and possibly meaning the elevator requires servicing and maintenance more often than the standard. It is also possible for an elevator to be used so infrequently that the property owner is negligent in making sure it is in running condition until an unsuspecting visitor is injured.
Who Is Liable In An Elevator Accident?
When an elevator accident does occur and someone is injured, the victims may have legal grounds to file a suit against any applicable responsible parties. While who is named as a defendant largely depends on the specifics of the case, possibilities include:
- The elevator manufacturer
- The company responsible for servicing the elevator
- The property owner
Contact our office today to begin getting a better understanding of your options.
Fighting to Get the Compensation You Deserve
During the course of litigating a case involving an elevator accident, a member of our firm will ensure that we collect all the required documents and evidence to ably represent you in the courtroom. We know how to hold the appropriate parties responsible.
Depending on the situation, we may be able to bring a suit against:
- A manufacturer that created defective elevator parts or equipment
- A service company that failed to have independent inspectors conduct regular and thorough inspections
- A property owner who fails to maintain the elevator or have it promptly repaired
Elevator Accidents at Construction Sites
While residents or employees who use elevators every day may certainly be at risk of an accident, construction workers are at particular risk for elevator and hoist accidents. New York City has strict safety standards and building codes designed to minimize this risk, but serious injuries still occur.
Some of the most frequent types of NYC elevator accident injuries result from construction workers:
- Falling down an elevator shaft
- Coming in contact with live electrical wires
- Becoming trapped in an elevator cage
To learn more about your rights after any elevator or hoist accident, call The Paris Law Group, PC, today at (888) 365-4940 for a free consultation. Our lawyers only get paid if we recover compensation for you
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.