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Passenger Elevator Injuries and Deaths
Everyone that lives in an urban area tends to use elevators. Although they are required to be periodically inspected, much can happen between those inspections. We have all heard or read about terrifying accidents involving elevators uncontrollably plummeting down, doors crashing into people and misalignment with floors that causes people to fall. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17,000 people are seriously injured in elevator accidents across the United States every year. About another 30 die.
Elevator accident cases involve complex federal and state laws and New York City ordinances. As per the Brooklyn accident attorneys at the Levitsky Law Firm, elevator accident cases involve complex federal and state laws along with New York City ordinances. If you were injured in an elevator accident, a Brooklyn personal injury attorney from our offices is going to collect all relevant evidence in connection with your accident and injuries. That evidence might consist of the following:
- Any security video footage.
- Inspection information.
- Engineering reports.
- Witness statements.
- Medical bills, records and reports.
Personal injury claims and lawsuits can be brought against any number of parties. They might include the elevator manufacturer, the owner or occupier of the building where the elevator is located and a condominium or homeowners association. Filing against multiple defendants must be done carefully. Everybody will be pointing their finger at everybody else.
If you or somebody close to you was seriously injured in an elevator accident anywhere in New York City’s five boroughs, contact a Brighton Beach personal injury lawyer at the Levitsky Law Firm to arrange for a free consultation and case review. We promise to listen to you closely. After that, we will answer your questions and speak to you about your complete range of legal options. No legal fees will even be due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.