What Causes An Elevator Accident?

02/08/2013 // New York Injury Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C. Reiter // (press release)

Elevator accidents often occur suddenly and result in serious injuries to unsuspecting victims. New Yorkers utilize elevators and escalators, daily, often multiple times, in the course of carrying out job functions and other activities. A number of circumstances can set the stage for an elevator or escalator, accident to occur. Unfortunately, many causes of these types of accidents are not discovered by the victims until after someone has been injured and an investigation is implemented.

The following are the most commonly reported causes of New York elevator accidents:

• Improperly maintained equipment

• Defects in design

• Elevator doors becoming jammed

• Elevators misleveling at landings

• Uncontrolled closing of elevators doors

These and other problems or mechanical failures can lead to broken bones or fractures, amputations, back injuries, neck injuries, and other serious injuries. A New York elevator accident lawyer can provide support for those who have been injured in an elevator accident, escalator accident, or accident on a stairwell.

Injured accident victims in these cases may be able to obtain l compensation for costs of medical care or required rehabilitative efforts, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages they may have incurred as a result. A personal injury lawyer who has experience in elevator accident cases can assist injured victims to get the compensation they may be entitled to from those whose negligence or misconduct may have contributed to their becoming injured.

The New York elevator accident lawyers of the Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter are available to help those who have been injured in a New York elevator accident that need quality legal advocacy for their New York accident injury claim. Individuals may contact the New York personal injury law firm today to schedule a free consultation.

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