New York City is well known for its many tall buildings, which also means that elevator accidents frequently occur. Tragically, a man in Queens was killed after falling down an elevator shaft on August 6t, 2014. As reported by 7online.com, the elevator had a history of ongoing problems, including seven complaints and four inspection violations. Now, even while the victim’s family is still grieving, the difficult task of determining the party or parties responsible for this tragedy begins. If you or a loved one is the victim of building accident in the New York City area, you can trust Jacob Oresky, Esq. to take care of the difficult legal issues while you focus on the process of healing and grieving.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Actions Involving New York City Elevator Accidents
When someone is injured or killed in an elevator accident, numerous parties may be liable under several different legal principles. For example, numerous protections are provided to residents and visitors of buildings under New York State and New York City law. Moreover, the building owner, elevator manufacturer, maintenance contractor, and others could be liable for negligence. In a personal injury accident, the victim can recover damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In a wrongful death action, the victim’s survivors can seek damages for loss of income, loss of services, the deceased’s pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses. Moreover, you may just prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future.
Personal Injury Lawyers with the Compassion and Experience You Need to Fully Pursue Your Elevator Accident Claim
Although elevators in New York City are required to be inspected and maintained, accidents still occur and may result in death or other terrible injuries. Oresky & Associates, pllc. is here to advocate on your behalf while you deal with the tragic emotional impact caused by an elevator accident. If you or your loved one has been a victim of an elevator accident in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the metro area, contact us or call (718) 993-9999 to schedule a free consultation today.