Elevator accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you may want to consider your legal options. Continue reading and reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our skilled Queens personal injury attorneys.

What are the common causes of elevator accidents in New York?

There are a number of different ways that an elevator accident can occur because elevators are composed of several intricate parts. In the event that one of these parts is not working perfectly, serious accidents can result. In most cases, these accidents occur as a result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer, or because of a negligent property owner failing to make periodic maintenance checks of the elevator to fix any issues. Some of the most typical causes of accidents include the following:

  • Control system malfunctions
  • Faulty wiring
  • Mechanical breakdowns
  • Abrupt stops
  • Pully system malfunctions
  • Negligent elevator design
  • Power failures
  • Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
  • Door operator errors

If you were hurt in an elevator accident as a result of the above, reach out to our firm today. You may be entitled to financial compensation.

What kinds of injuries can be sustained after elevator accidents?

Unfortunately, an elevator accident can cause severe injuries with a lifetime of physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If the event that an accident occurs, the most common types of injuries that ensue include any of the following:

  • Head trauma
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severed limbs
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Crush injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you have encountered any of the above injuries as a result of an elevator accident, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

What is the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims?

If you would like to file a claim for your accident, it is important to keep in mind New York’s statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically three years from the date of the accident. This suggests that if you fail to file within three years, you will likely lose your chance to recover the compensation you need to heal. Reach out to our firm today to avoid missing any important deadlines. Our legal team is on your side.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.