Elevators are complex pieces of machinery that must function properly if they are to safely transport passengers from floor to floor of a building. One of their key functions is their ability to properly level with the ground when they come to a stop and the doors open. When an elevator is uneven with the floor, a person may trip and fall while entering or exiting. This can cause serious injuries.
Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. is highly experienced in elevator accident claims across New York City. We have been handling these cases for over 20 years, and we know just how dangerous elevator leveling accidents can be. If you or someone you know was injured, do not wait to call our offices for a free, confidential consultation. We can talk to you about your right to move forward with a case.
Contact our New York City elevator accident attorneys today at (646) 681-7055.
Why Elevator Leveling Accidents Occur
A hydraulic or electric elevator may fail to level with the floor for various reasons. These may include:
- Leveling magnet misalignment
- Faulty leveling switch
- Machine brake malfunction
- Malfunctioning leveling circuit board
- Broken components on leveling board
New York City Property Owner Liability for Elevator Leveling Injuries
In New York City, property owners are legally responsible for maintaining safe premises for their visitors. This includes any elevators on their properties. They need to ensure elevators are inspected and maintained in accordance with the appropriate regulations. If they fail to do so and an accident occurs, they can be held accountable.
When our NYC elevator injury lawyers take on a case involving an elevator that was uneven with the floor, we carefully analyze the circumstances leading to the misalignment and then the trip and fall itself. This will help us determine – and prove – fault and pursue maximum compensation.
Get more information that applies to your unique case by calling (646) 681-7055 or contacting us online. We look forward to helping you!