The personal injury lawyers at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky represent individuals that have been seriously injured as a result of an elevator or escalator accident. We represent passengers, custodial staff, building employees, elevator and escalator maintenance and inspection personnel and staff. New York residents use elevators every day at offices, residential areas, shopping malls, and government buildings. Each elevator and escalator in New York must be inspected a certain number of times per year as set forth by each jurisdiction.
Many elevator accidents occur when the elevator car is not flush with the floor, creating a tripping hazard to passengers exiting or entering the elevator car. Hand and forearm and foot and lower leg injuries can result when a person attempts to stop the elevator’s doors from closing so he or she can board the elevator car. Occasionally an elevator cable will break, causing the elevator to drop to ground level in a free fall, seriously injuring or killing its passengers. However, modern elevators are usually equipped with a safety brake system to prevent this from happening; still, sometimes the brakes fail due to faulty installation or maintenance, resulting in serious injuries to, and even death of, the elevator car’s passengers.
It is important for individuals injured in an elevator accident to understand their legal rights regarding thier injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator accident, the New York accident attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are dedicated to fighting for your rights. To discuss your case with any of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today at 212-732-3665.