Brooklyn Building Owner Negligence Attorney
When elevators are not properly manufactured, installed and maintained, they can cause serious accidents, resulting in catastrophic injuries. When people get hurt because of the negligence of property owners and elevator manufacturers, they deserve fair compensation.
I am Brooklyn, Westchester County and Bronx elevator accident attorney Daniel A. Kalish. Since 1986, I have helped New York accident victims and their families pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims. To discuss your elevator accident case, contact me today for a free consultation.
Identifying the Causes of Your Accident
While most elevator accidents involve some level of inadequate maintenance, many are also the result of design, manufacturing and installation defects. The following are just a few of the major causes of elevator accidents:
- Poorly calibrated and snapping elevator cables
- Failed springs, brakes and lift motors
- Snapped and misaligned escalator belts
- Elevators that start and stop suddenly
- Doors that trap shoes and other clothing
- Elevators that get out of alignment with floors where they stop
Determining who is responsible for an elevator accident is not easy. I work closely with elevator technicians, repairmen, inspectors, engineers and other experts to identify and document the causes of elevator accidents so I can help my clients pursue fair compensation.
Injured at Your Workplace? Be Sure to Pursue All Possible Claims.
If you have been injured in an elevator accident in the building where you work, you should not assume that you are limited to workers' compensation. You may also have a premises liability claim against the property owner or a product liability claim against the elevator manufacturer.
It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after an elevator accident in order to begin an investigation of your case. If you've been injured due to a malfunctioning or poorly designed elevator, don't hesitate to contact my office to schedule an appointment.