New York City Elevator Accident Attorneys
That thumping and lurching that you and your co-workers nervously joked
about turned out to be serious. That old-fashioned lift that seemed charming
when you rented the flat turned out to be a dangerous contraption. New
York City has some 60,000 elevators in apartment buildings, department
stores, hospitals, office towers, and other high-rises, many of them outdated
and perpetually in disrepair.
Injuries from Elevator and Escalator Defects
If you were seriously injured when an elevator malfunctioned, the property
owner may bear responsibility for code violations or neglected maintenance.
Sullivan & Brill, LLP will vigorously pursue compensation for your
injuries and losses. We handle elevator injury claims across New York
City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island,
and Long Island.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
Riding elevators and escalators is part of daily life for many New Yorkers;
one hardly gives it a thought. Yet they are complex machines that rely
on massive cables, chains, gears, pulleys, and counterweights, not to
mention bearings, grease, and oil. Under city code, property owners are
responsible for periodic inspections, regular maintenance, and necessary
repairs or upgrades to keep elevators and escalators in safe working order
and in compliance with building codes.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Joseph F. Sullivan leads our legal team, and we can prepare a strong
premises liability case against the landlord, commercial entity, or municipality, We can also
seek potential lawsuits against the company that manufactured, installed,
or serviced the machine.
We can investigate liability for any escalator or elevator injury accident,
such as the following:
- Falling into an open elevator shaft
- Sudden drops, jerks, stops, or upward acceleration
- Caught in the door when the elevator car went up or down
- Trapped between floors
- Mis-leveling that caused a trip-and-fall
- Sharp edges or damaged teeth on escalators
We are ready to speak with you during a
free consultation so we can have a better understanding of your situation and injuries.
We can help you determine what kind of claim you have, and guide you throughout
the process. We know that it is difficult to think of legal matters when
you are dealing with medical bills and other expenses. This is why we
work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay any attorney
fees until we secure a positive outcome on your behalf.