Living and working in New York City, most of us rely on elevators to get us where we need to go. We assume the equipment is safe and properly maintained, and in the vast majority of cases, it is. Unfortunately, all it takes is one lapse to cause serious injury or death.
At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan, our elevator injury lawyers hold property owners, elevator manufacturers and maintenance companies accountable when their negligence causes you a serious injury.
We represent people who are injured while riding or working on elevators. Our law firm also represents family members in cases of fatal elevator accidents. Contact us today to request a free initial consultation with an experienced New York elevator accident lawyer today.
Examples of the types of elevator accident our elevator accident lawyers handle include:
- Falls through shafts while working on an elevator
- Injuries caused by sudden stops or drops
- Injuries caused by doors that close on passengers
- Injuries caused by elevator stops that are not level with the floor
Our elevator accident lawyers will seek the maximum compensation for everything have lost in an elevator accident, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. The following are examples of case results:
- $2,000,000 for a carpenter who sustained hip fractures after falling down an elevator shaft.
- $1,200,000 for the family of an undocumented worker who died after falling through an elevator shaft.
Options For On-The-Job Injuries
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to benefit from New York workers’ compensation, regardless of your nationality or immigration status. However, workers’ compensation does not provide full compensation for everything you have lost. Our lawyers will seek full compensation through the civil justice system.
Free Claim Evaluation For Elevator Injury Victims
If you’ve suffered due to an elevator accident or wrongful death, you may have rights to compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. For a free consultation, call 212-571-7100 or complete the contact form below. An experienced NYC elevator injury lawyer will listen to your claim and provide you with your best legal options.