New York Elevator Accident Attorneys
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, close to 10,200 people are injured by elevators each year, and approximately 27 are killed.
Were you or was someone you love a victim of an elevator accident? If so, the Finz firm is here to aggressively and effectively advocate for your right to full and fair compensation. For more than 25 years, the firm has concentrated on helping individuals recover money for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other personal injury damages.
What to Do After an Elevator Accident
After an elevator accident, the most important thing is to obtain medical attention for any injuries. Then, request an incident report on the scene of the accident and notify the property manager so that he or she can document that you were injured there. Finally, contact experienced New York elevator accident lawyers who can help determine the cause of the accident. If the elevator is out of service, an attorney can get experts sent right away to inspect it.
Causes of Elevator Accidents
Most elevator accidents involve:
- Electronic failure or motor room malfunctions, resulting in a sudden drop or stop
- Misleveling between the elevator floor and the floor it stops at
- Hitting the buffer or shock absorber area
- Getting stuck between floors
- Wet floors inside the elevator, causing slip-and-fall accidents
- Doors that close suddenly or jam
- Falling into the elevator shaft
Contact a Skilled Premise Liability Attorney at the Finz Firm
If you, a family member or a friend has suffered an injury as result of an elevator accident, call Finz & Finz, P.C., toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced New York premises liability lawyer now. You can also fill out the Free Case Evaluation form online.