Elevator Accidents

Elevator Accidents

In a metropolitan area such as New York City, in which high rise offices and apartment buildings are all around us, we often take for granted our safety while riding from floor to floor in an elevator. Most people can and will go their entire lives without experiencing the terror and helplessness of a malfunctioning elevator. But for those who are not so fortunate and have been injured, the gripping fear of an elevator accident is one that will not soon disappear. When personal injury results from an incident such as this, moving on from this fear is even more difficult.

When we enter an elevator, we expect our ride to be smooth and without incident. If this smooth ride is not the case, serious personal injuries can arise for the passengers inside. Should an elevator unexpectedly jerk or stop, get stuck, open without warning between floors, or suddenly drop several floors, the passengers inside can suffer adverse consequences. And when the cause of one of these accidents is negligent maintenance, faulty wiring or cabling, or an unsatisfactory inspection, the injured parties may have a claim for personal injury damages from the building owner or elevator operator.

The personal injury lawyers at Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have fought for the rights of injured parties in New York City and its surrounding areas for decades. In the boroughs, Westchester, Long Island, and upstate, we have a proven track record of getting results for our clients. When an injury occurs, you need an attorney who understands the law and is attentive to your situation and needs. Our team of lawyers and investigators will examine and discuss your case with you, communicate to you our findings, and work diligently to obtain satisfactory monetary damages from the responsible party.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC today. With several offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, we will schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. With forty years of personal injury experience, you can be confident that we will achieve the best result for you to begin moving on with your life. So call us today at (914) 220-1086, or email us to start the process of moving toward recovery. You are dealing with the after effects of your injuries; let the responsible party deal with the consequences of their negligence.

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