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New York Elevator Accident Lawyers

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.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”