New York Elevator Accident Lawyer

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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!

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