Elevators and escalators make our lives as New Yorkers easier, there’s no doubt about it. Unfortunately, they can also cause harm. When elevators and escalators are defective or negligently maintained, they can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Elevator falls, trip and fall accidents, and other incidents can leave victims seriously injured and facing uncertain futures.
Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. has represented the interests of New York’s injured for over two decades. We have a strong reputation for success even in the most complex personal injury and wrongful death matters, including those involving escalator and elevator accidents. These cases can bring up issues involving product liability (the legal accountability of manufacturers to produce safe products) or premises liability (the legal duty of property owners to maintain reasonably safe grounds). We have extensive experience in all types of injury litigation and can address accidents caused by negligence, defective products, or property owner wrongdoing.
Call a New York City elevator accident lawyer at our firm at (646) 681-7055 for a free, private case evaluation. We’re accessible and ready to see how we can help you.
Types of Escalator & Elevator Accidents
Millions of people use escalators and elevators across New York City every single day. We expect that these complex machines will operate properly and will help us get where we need to go, but this does not always occur, and with tragic results.
We help victims of all types of elevator and escalator accidents in NYC and throughout the surrounding areas, including:
- Elevator drops/falls
- Trip and fall accidents caused by an elevator uneven with the floor
- Escalator slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Caught in moving escalator
- Caught in elevator door
- Elevator shaft falls
Proving Liability in a NYC Elevator or Escalator Accident Claim
Our NYC personal injury attorneys thoroughly understand the numerous laws and codes that govern the inspection, maintenance, and installation of elevators and escalators throughout New York. We use our own knowledge of these matters and work with experts in engineering and elevator/escalator maintenance and installation to uncover negligence or wrongdoing. We effectively identify at-fault parties and build evidence that proves their liability, all to maximize your recovery.
Find out more about your case and your right to compensation by calling (646) 681-7055.