Over the years, we’ve seen people sustain serious injuries in a wide variety of circumstances. Though car accidents are perhaps the most common type of accident a personal injury law firm in NYC sees, we also frequently handle cases involving elevator accidents. If you’ve been hurt in such an accident, it likely wasn’t your fault, and a New York City defective elevators lawyer from our firm is here to help. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.
Defective Elevators Can Cause Serious Injuries | Our New York City Lawyer Can Help.
As you know, there is no shortage of elevators here in New York City. If you were hurt in a defective elevator, you need a legal team with significant experience handling these cases. There are various intricacies associated with them, and there are various potentially liable parties in every case. Don’t trust just any attorney to fight for you when it matters most, trust a New York City personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum
Common Causes of Elevator Accidents & Injuries
Elevators are complex machines that comprise many moving parts. Just some of the most common causes of elevator accidents and injuries are as follows:
- Defective pulleys
- Moving at excessive speeds
- Sudden stops or starts
- Negligent elevator maintenance people
- Failure of property owners to schedule regular maintenance
- Defective door interlocks
- Falls into elevator shafts
- Faulty wiring
Proving a Personal Injury Claim
As noted in the bulleted list above, there can be various parties responsible for elevator accidents. The type of claim we’ll file depends largely on who is responsible. For example, if we determine the property owner failed to schedule maintenance on the elevator timely and something went amiss as a result, we will typically file a premises liability claim. That said, if we determine the accident was caused by defective elevator design or negligent manufacturing of elevator parts, a New York City defective products lawyer will file a product liability claim. That said, as long as we can demonstrate that you were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should recover the compensation you need to heal.
Filing Your Claim On Time
Every personal injury claim must be filed within the state’s time constraints, known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations in New York is three years, however, depending on where a person is injured, they may have to file a Notice of Claim within only a few months. This is why it’s best practice to simply speak with a dependable New York City defective elevators lawyer as soon as you can.
Contact Our Experienced Defective Elevators Attorney Today
We have championed accident victims in New York City for decades, and we are prepared to be your champion as well. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to schedule your free case evaluation with our competent and dedicated legal team.