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Elevator Accident Lawyer in New York City

We Can Help If You've Been Injured In An Elevator Accident

With so many elevators toiling away every day in New York City, there are bound to be a few problems.

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Elevator Accident Lawyer in New York City

We Protect The Rights of Injury Victims All Over New York

People who visit, live, or work in the Bronx often use elevators on a daily basis to navigate through our multi-story buildings. With so many elevators toiling away, there are bound to be problems. When an elevator malfunctions, people can get hurt. Your life can change instantly if you suffer injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. You might not be able to keep working or enjoy life as you used to.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.

We have won more than $350 million in settlements and awards for our clients. We are humbled and honored to help injured people get their lives back on track by getting the compensation they deserve.

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How You Can Get Hurt in an Elevator in the Bronx

Your medical costs can add up quickly and make you worry about how you will pay for them. You might need ongoing medical and personal care because of your injuries. An elevator accident lawyer in the Bronx can help you go after compensation for your losses. There is almost no limit to the ways you can suffer injury in an elevator. Here are a few examples:

  • The elevator cable or pulley system can break, causing severe or fatal injuries to the passengers when the cab crashes to the bottom of the elevator shaft.
  • The doors can close suddenly, crushing hands, arms, feet, and legs between the doors.
  • The elevator can stop or move unexpectedly, tossing the riders about in the cab and causing head or neck injuries.
  • People can slip and fall when entering or exiting an elevator, fracturing or breaking bones.
  • Electrical or circuit failures in the cab can cause burn injuries or electrocution.
  • Overcrowded elevators can cause back injuries, even paralysis.
  • Misalignment of the cab with the floor (when the cab is several inches higher or lower than the level of the floor when the doors to the cab open) can cause people entering or leaving the cab to stumble, suffering broken bones or head injuries.
  • The cab can get stuck between floors, requiring the passengers to climb out of the cab. This situation can cause horrific injuries from falls and crushing.
  • An intentional act like horseplay or an assault can cause a variety of injuries.
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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
What is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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Damages in Elevator Accidents

We handle elevator accident injury cases in which people have suffered trauma including catastrophic loss, burns, broken bones, paralysis, permanent scarring, disfigurement, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputation/loss of limb. We also handle wrongful death claims.  An elevator accident lawyer in the Bronx can help you go after compensation for all your losses, like:

  • Money Damages for Past and Current Pain and Suffering Caused by Injuries
  • Future Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Union Benefits
  • Loss of Companionship or Consortium

Parties That Can Be Liable for an Elevator Accident Injury

The parties who can be liable will depend on the specific facts of your case. Sometimes, more than one person made a mistake that led to the accident. In those situations, we can go after multiple parties to pay for your losses. Here are some examples of potential defendants in elevator accident lawsuits:

  • Building owner, if the owner failed to take reasonable measures to provide safe elevators for building tenants and visitors.
  • Building management company, if the firm failed to make sure that the elevators were functional and safe.
  • Elevator manufacturer, if a defect in the design or manufacturing of the elevator caused the accident.
  • Elevator installer, if incorrect installation caused or contributed to the accident and injuries.
  • Elevator maintenance company, if the company hired to maintain the elevators failed to keep them in proper and safe working condition.
  • Someone else whose carelessness or intentional wrongful act caused your injury, such as someone who caused your injury by engaging in horseplay or assaulting you.

How We Prove Negligence

Before we can hold someone responsible to pay you compensation, we must prove their liability for your injuries. We have to prove the following elements to establish responsibility for your losses:

  • Duty. The defendant must have owed you a legal duty of care. For example, the building owner had a responsibility to provide safe elevators for foreseeable visitors to the building.
  • Breach of the duty of care. When someone does not perform at the level of care required by law, it is negligence. Let’s say that the building owner knew the elevator had been malfunctioning but had postponed the scheduling of repairs due to the expense. In this situation, the building owner violated the duty of care and was, thereby, negligent.
  • Causation. The negligence must be the thing that caused the accident and injury. If the elevator malfunctioned and caused injury to people riding in it, the negligence of the building owner in postponing necessary repairs caused or contributed to the harm.
  • Damages: You suffered damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.
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We’re Ready to Review Your Case and Fight for You

We are proud to serve our clients who live or work in the Bronx. We are active in helping the community. Many of our clients feel as if they are going to see a family friend when they come to our offices. We will be straightforward with you and tell you the truth. When we take care of your elevator accident injury claim, you can focus on getting well and rebuilding your life.

An elevator accident lawyer in the Bronx can come to you at the hospital or in your home. We do not charge upfront legal fees. Our legal fees come out of the settlement or award. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, today at 718-993-9999 for a free consultation.

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