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Elevator Accidents in New York

Millions of people in New York use elevators to access their homes, offices or entertainment places in storey buildings. Most people take it for granted that the elevator will work properly.

Sometimes serious accidents happen, with results that can turn catastrophic. New York has many local laws that govern how elevators should be installed, inspected and maintained. 

You Deserve Compensation.

If you were injured while using an elevator, you deserve to be compensated by either the owner of the building, the elevator installation company or the maintainers.

Explore your legal options after an elevator accident by contacting our skilled New York city personal injury attorneys have an excellent track record of representing people hurt in elevators, with multimillion dollar recoveries made.

What Elevator Accidents Do We Handle?

  • Sudden acceleration or deceleration

  • Misleveling, or the elevator being out of line with the building floor

  • Falling down an open elevator shaft

  • Being crushed between the car and the elevator wall

  • Being caught in the elevator door

  •  Wet elevator floors, causing slip and fall accidents

  • Injuries resulting from manually operated hoists on construction sites
  •  Injuries resulting from manually operated hoists on construction sites.

  • Safety device failures

  • Being trapped in the main elevator compartment

  • Defective governors

  • Improper maintenance of the hoist cable

  • Bypassing the interlock circuit

  • Manufacturing defects

Determining Liability for an Elevator Accident

Under New York laws, any party whose negligence might have contributed to your elevator accident can be held responsible.

Often, property owners are culpable. They owe a duty of care to keep their property safe from safety hazards. If a failure to do this results in an elevator accident, the property owner could be sued in a premise liability lawsuit.

Other responsible parties could include:

  • Building owners and property owners
  • Building maintenance groups
  • Landlords
  • Employers
  • General contractors or subcontractors on a construction site
  • Elevator manufacturing companies, or
  • Government agencies.

Our personal injury lawyers will work hard to investigate who was at fault for your accident, even if remotely, ad obtain the maximum compensation for you.

Steps to Take After an Elevator Accident


The authorities will document the accident and make a police report. If you haven’t called an ambulance, they will also do it.


If you are able to, take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident as you wait for the police or ambulance to arrive.


If you were involved in the accident with other people, be sure to exchange contacts so that you can give witness statements for each other.


Make sure you see a doctor as soon as possible. Have them document all your injuries and keep these medical documents and bills.


Seek the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get compensation for injuries you got in the elevator accident.

How Long Do You Have to File an Elevator Accident Claim?

The Statute of Limitations governs the window of time you have since being hurt in a elevator accident to file a claim. If you wait too long, you are likely to lose your right to file a lawsuit. This timeframe is even shorter if the liable party is a government entity, or you want to file for workers’ compensation. Its best to talk to an experienced NYC elevator accident lawyer about your circumstances as soon as you can.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

There are certain types of damages that you can try to get compensation for in an elevator accident case. These include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages and income
  •  Disability
  •  Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
  • Death compensation in severe cases

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