Malfunctioning elevators can cause injury to occupants. Elevator doors can catch a person's limb by closing too quickly, or trap occupants inside by failing to open. Elevator failures can also result in death, such as when an elevator car free-falls, or when elevator doors open before the car arrives, causing a person to fall down the elevator shaft.
The owner of a business or residence is responsible for the safety of people on the property, and to this end, must properly maintain and repair the premises. When serious injury or death is caused by an elevator, the building owner may be liable. Additionally, the elevator manufacturer may be responsible for an unsafe design, and any maintenance company may be responsible for poorly maintaining the elevator. Our practiced attorneys can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your injury and discuss your legal options.
If you live in the New York Metropolitan area and have suffered an elevator-related accident, contact us online or call us at 718.297.1000 to set up a FREE consultation.