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While elevator accidents are rare, they do happen. And when they occur, they usually cause serious injury or death.
At The Law Office of Kevin L. Mosley, P.C., our lawyer represents the victims of elevator accidents throughout the New York City metro area. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case.
When we step into an elevator, we trust that the doors, cables and other components have been safely designed and maintained so that we will get to our floor safely. However, serious injury or wrongful death can result from:
- Elevator drops or falls
- Elevator doors that jam or close on people
- Elevators that do not line up evenly with the floor
Proving Liability in Elevator Accident Cases
If you are injured in an elevator accident, the building owner is responsible for compensating you for your losses, including past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In addition to the building owner, the company that installed or maintained the elevator may be liable. If a design defect contributed to your injury, the manufacturer may also be responsible for paying your damages.
Our lawyer will conduct an exhaustive investigation to find out how and why the elevator accident happened. Many elevator accidents owe directly to code violations or a lack of maintenance. The safety codes that apply to a particular elevator will depend on the year it was installed.
Elevator cases are defended aggressively. The building owner may claim the accident never happened or use technical defenses to avoid paying your personal injury claim. Our lawyers are familiar with those defenses and can counter them. To establish liability, our lawyers will call on experts who can testify as to the cause of your injury.
Questions About an Elevator Accident Case?
Our attorney is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions. We offer free consultations and charge no fees without recovering damages.