Despite the fact that elevators are a staple–and a rather mundane staple, at that–of New York City, we rarely consider what would happen if one were to malfunction. Unfortunately, it happens, and if you are someone who has been injured as a result of an elevator malfunction, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about the legal process going forward:
What can cause an elevator accident?
Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents are as follows:
- Negligent elevator design or manufacturing
- Pully system malfunction
- Power failures
- Control system breakdown
- Drive malfunction
- Failing to properly maintain equipment
- Door operator errors
- Poor installations
- Damaged wiring
- Sudden stops
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an elevator accident?
To win financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, very often, insurance companies will fight to deny you the compensation you truly deserve. Fortunately, though selfish insurance companies may see you purely as a business transaction, our firm sees you as so much more, which is why we’ve dedicated years to helping victims just like you.
How do I prove another party’s negligence caused my injuries?
The first thing you must do is hire an experienced attorney. Our attorneys know how to recover various valuable types of evidence, which will drastically bolster your chances of winning your claim. For example, our firm may recover security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, police reports of the incident, medical records, and more to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years. Rather simply, this means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against the party who caused your injuries. Though three years may sound like a long time, the truth of the matter is, the sooner you file, the better. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started so you can attain the justice you deserve.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.