Safety is rarely an issue, however, elevators in New York City buildings can be responsible for serious personal injuries. Simple things such as an uneven step can cause a bad fall. Doors that fail to close expose passengers to the risk of falls and injuries to arms, legs, and other body parts. Doors that are jammed shut may trap passengers inside the confined space of the elevator, possibly away from medication for diabetes or asthma. Elevators that fall several stories cause some of the most serious elevator accident injuries. Elevator accident litigation requires special knowledge about regulatory issues, safety standards, and inspections.
Please contact us or call us at 212.642.0950 for an Okun, Oddo & Babat personal injury lawyer today. We will be able to help you determine if you are entitled to compensation.