Elevators are commonplace in New York City, Westchester County and throughout New York State, which is why we seldom imagine anything bad happening in one. Unfortunately, elevator accidents are not entirely uncommon, and if you’ve been injured in one as a passenger, you should speak with a New York City & Westchester County defective elevator accidents lawyer as soon as you can. Our firm has the tools needed to effectively represent you. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today to learn more about defective elevator accidents.
Should I Hire a New York City & Westchester County Defective Elevator Accidents Lawyer?
Elevator accidents are among the most jarring, and potentially devastating, types of accidents. In many cases, elevator accidents involve doors opening or closing at the wrong times, traveling at unsafe speeds, or even falling multiple stories. If you’ve been hurt as a passenger in an elevator accident, you need a competent New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney on your side.
Who is Responsible for an Elevator Accident?
When a passenger is harmed in an elevator accident, they are almost never to blame. Elevator malfunctions frequently occur either on the watch of a negligent property owner, defective elevator parts, or negligent elevator servicemen. That being said, if we can prove that your accident happened because a property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions and failed to have them fixed timely, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. On the other hand, if we can prove that your injuries were the result of a defective elevator part, we may sue either the product designer or manufacturer in a product liability claim.
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive financial compensation. This compensation is meant to help offset the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you’ve endured because of your accident. This compensation can help cover the cost of lost past and future wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York State is three years, which, simply put, means that you cannot wait longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Waiting longer than three years will most likely relinquish your right to sue. The sooner you schedule your initial consultation with our legal team, the better off you will be.
Contact an NYC & Westchester County Defective Elevator Accidents Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt in an elevator accident, you can depend on us to fight for the compensation you need to heal. Contact a New York City & Westchester County defective elevator accidents lawyer here at The Bàez Legal Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.