Elevator Accidents

Was The Elevator Defective Or Not Properly Maintained?

An elevator mechanical malfunction can often result in serious injuries. The Manhattan law offices of Keogh Crispi have the skill and the specialized knowledge that comes from extensive experience representing people injured in elevator accidents and many other premises liability cases across New York City. Whether it was a result of improper maintenance or negligence, property owners and elevator companies can and should be held responsible.

There are over 63,000 elevators in New York City. Because of a large number of elevators, and the serious injuries that occur in them, there are strict regulations in order to prevent elevator accidents. Landlords have a duty to make sure elevators are running safely, even if they contract maintenance duties out to a third party. Depending on the nature of your accident, other defendants in an elevator accident could include managing agents, security companies and elevator companies.

With over 40 years of personal injury experience in New York City, our attorneys have handled many different types of elevator accidents, including:

  • Motor room malfunctions: Problems in the motor room could cause a sudden drop or misleveled surface between the elevator and a given floor.
    • Whether you were injured when your elevator stopped suddenly or you tripped while entering or exiting, a motor room malfunction could be responsible.
  • Stuck between floors: If you are stuck between floors in an elevator, it will most likely require a rescue operation. When proper procedures are not followed, people can be injured in rescue attempts.
    • Your only goal should be getting out of that elevator, and if you were seriously hurt in the process, the building should be held responsible.

All commercial buildings are required to have elevator maintenance and repair contracts. We will investigate these records in order to determine how negligence factored into your accident.

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Located in the heart of Manhattan, just two blocks from Grand Central Station, we protect the rights of elevator accident victims across New York City and maximize financial compensation. We can help you get the medical care you need and the monetary settlement you deserve for past, present and future costs related to your injuries.

Available 24 hours a day for our clients, we make home and hospital visits as well. Contact us online today, or please call us at 212-518-2417 for a free consultation and case evaluation.