New York Elevator Accident Lawyer
Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
Many buildings in New York City have elevators which transport people and
freight. Elevators are used in homes, apartment buildings, hospitals,
and many other types of buildings that New York residents frequent every
day. Unfortunately, sometimes passengers in elevators are injured. An
elevator accident in NYC can cause serious and painful injuries to the
parties involved, and can even cause a fatal elevator accident. If you
have been injured in a New York elevator accident, you need to speak with
a New York elevator accident attorney to discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit.
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Was the elevator properly maintained?
The most common type of elevator is a cable-borne elevator. A cable borne
elevator uses a system of cables, winches, and weights to lift the elevator
up and down in the elevator shaft. These elevators are generally very
safe, but they require maintenance and inspection on a regular basis.
If the owner of a building fails to do the proper inspection and maintenance,
then they have committed negligence that is putting the passengers in
their building’s elevator at risk.
Another common type of elevator is a hydraulic elevator. Hydraulic elevators
are usually used in low-rise buildings, while cable elevators are utilized
more frequently in high-rise buildings. Hydraulic elevators use hydraulic
lifts to propel the elevator car up a short distance. If you have been
injured in a cable or hydraulic elevator accident or your loved one suffered
an NYC elevator death, you should contact a law firm with a decade of legal experience helping
individuals like you.
Don't Let Your Finances Suffer
Defective elevators are extremely dangerous to their passengers. If elevators
are not properly maintained and inspected, they can fail and cause catastrophic
injury to their passengers. Cable elevators need to be inspected and maintained
so that they do not become stuck. When passengers are stuck in an elevator
they can become ill or injured if they are not rescued promptly. In a
hydraulic elevator, the hydraulic mechanism can malfunction or hydraulic
fuel can leak, causing a catastrophic failure of the elevator. When passengers
are in an elevator that fails and drops them, they can sustain serious
fall injuries such as broken bones, contusions, internal injuries, and
head and neck injuries.
In extreme cases, a malfunctioning elevator can cause the death of one
of its passengers. If you were injured in a Manhattan elevator accident,
you need an experienced team of New York personal injury lawyers on your
side. The attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can fight to get you the maximum
settlement for your pain and suffering. If you were hurt because a property
owner was negligent in inspecting or maintaining their elevator, you should
hold the negligent owner responsible for the injuries they caused.
Learn more about how you can bring a premises liability claim for your damages.
Call Belushin Law Firm today!