Our Personal Injury Attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims of all kinds.
The NYC elevator accident attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman located in New York City practice Personal Injury Law and fight hard for victims of building and elevator accidents in New York.
Can A Property Owner Be Held Accountable For My Elevator Accident?
Elevators must be maintained to meet safety codes and standards, which you can find here at the New York City Department of Buildings.
It is the responsibility of building management and owners to keep elevators and escalators working properly with current safety equipment and devices. Also, owners or managers can be held liable for elevator accident injuries if they fail to develop and implement emergency and rescue plans, with employees trained and drilled to carry them out.
Property owners owe a duty of care to their tenants and to the public. Under this duty of care, they have a responsibility to keep their property safe from hazards which could cause a serious injury. If a failure to meet this duty results in an elevator accident, the property owner could face a premises liability personal injury lawsuit.
Our elevator accident attorneys have represented clients that have been injured in elevators in old and new buildings and on construction sites in and around New York City. These injuries and deaths have involved victims who work on or near elevators, and those passengers who are entering or riding in elevators.
Common Causes Of Elevator Accidents
A manufacturer may be held responsible if a defect is discovered in the construction or manufacture of the elevator (or escalator), or in its components. This would form the basis for a products liability claim based upon such factors as:
- Flaws created in the product
- Failure to discover a potentially dangerous elevator
- Failure to warn about a risk or hazard associated with a dangerous elevator
- Failure to properly test and/or inspect the elevator prior to making it available to the public
In some of our New York City elevator accident cases, our attorneys litigate against elevator service and maintenance companies. Often, building owners or managers will have a contractual agreement with trained service and maintenance companies. These service companies are responsible for keeping accurate records of maintenance and must remain current with standards and changes in codes.
We work with experienced elevator engineers, inspectors and mechanics to analyze why the elevator injury occurred. These experts assist our attorneys in representing our clients.
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Contact A New York City Elevator Accident Attorney
If you are injured in an elevator accident, you deserve to be compensated. Our qualified elevator accident attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay a cent until you receive compensation, at which point you are charged a percentage of the settlement.
There is no fee for our services unless a recovery is won.
Our elevator accident attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Click here to contact our elevator accident lawyers in New York City and find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit at no cost to you. You may also call us toll free at: 1-800-9-LIPSIG for a free consultation.