Maybe you were on your way to work, visiting a friend, seeing a show or simply getting into the elevator at your apartment or office building.
Maybe you or a loved one had no alternative way to get to another floor because of a closed stairway or a disability.
Maybe you or a loved one was working on a construction site and needed to use the elevator to get to the top floor.
Maybe it was simply for convenience and speed.
For whatever reason, each and every day we enter elevators in New York with one simple goal, to get to another floor as efficiently and more importantly as safely as possible.
At no time upon entering an elevator do we expect that it will malfunction, breakdown, stop, jerk, drop, mis level or even worse not actually be there when we enter. Whether it’s a greedy landlord who doesn’t care for his tenants, a careless elevator maintenance person, and a company who does a sub-par job or whether it’s because of cutting corners and neglecting safety, unfortunately, elevator accidents occur and occur a lot more frequently than some would ever imagine.
Incidents involving elevators cause around 30 deaths, and seriously injure over 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
You need a firm that is familiar with the different types of elevators that are present in the commercial and residential buildings of New York. You need a firm that is familiar with the area of law that surrounds elevators and elevator accidents. You need a firm that is familiar with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section A.17 (ANSI / ASME A.17) that applies to elevators. You need an Elevator Accident Law Firm in NY that is familiar with the different types of causes and reasons for elevator malfunctions. YOU NEED TO CONSULT WITH THE LAW OFFICES OF DARREN T. MOORE P.C.
There are three main types of elevators:
There are over 60,000 elevators in New York City. Odds are, if you work in a building, live in an apartment complex, or attend a school in New York City? You have or will use an elevator at some point in time!
The Consumer Watch website notes that “passengers using elevators while not at work, such as in apartment buildings and stores, almost half of the deaths reported were due to falls in the elevator shaft, and the other half occurred as a result of being caught between the elevator and the shaft wall.”
Most people are either injured and even killed in elevator accidents that are caused by some of the following types of incidents or situations:
The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. is a firm that has handled elevator cases and is familiar with the different types of elevators and the many different types of elevator related accidents.
Importantly the Elevator Accident Lawyers at our Law Firm is familiar with the specific laws, rules, and regulations that apply, which may include:
The firm is familiar with the different documents and information (known as “discovery”) that we must obtain in order to successfully litigate an elevator case. Examples of such discovery include:
Our firm also retains the top elevator experts within the State of New York to conduct an inspection of the elevator and to give their expert opinions on what caused a person’s accident and their subsequent injuries.
Known as the damages portion of a case, it’s important that clients know what they are entitled to when they start a lawsuit for their injuries. In New York, you are entitled to claim for the following damages:
Each item of damages needs to be dealt with separately and specifically and involves in many cases the hiring of experts in the medical and financial professions such as economists, life care planners, and vocational rehabilitation experts so as to calculate accurately how much money is needed to fully and adequately compensate an injured person not just presently but taking into account future factors such as inflation. Elevator Accident Attorneys at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore enlist and work with the best experts in their fields to make sure that each client gets the representation that they not only need but deserve.
At The Law Office of Darren T. Moore, victims as well as their family members are well represented. Our experienced elevator accident attorneys work hard to determine the cause of the elevator accident and pursue the liable parties to win the best possible compensation.
You should very politely, but very sternly, direct them to speak with your personal injury attorney. They will understand, they know they are not really there for you.
If you have not yet retained a personal injury attorney, it is vital that you do not sign anything or give any recorded statements. Doing so can void your legal right to financial compensation.