Elevator Accidents

Broad Understanding Of Elevator Accident Cases

No city in North America has more elevators than New York City. As a result, elevator maintenance laws, guidelines and repair procedures take on an increased importance in one of the world's tallest and "most vertical" cities.

Despite numerous elevator maintenance laws, recommendations and standards, elevator accidents in New York City are common. These accidents are not limited to the nightmare scenario of a free-falling elevator car. Most elevator accidents involve:

  • Elevator cars that arrive at a floor but don't provide a level surface between the car and the floor of the building
  • Elevator cars that don't arrive so that people step into empty elevator shafts
  • Unexpected drops between floors

Taking On Negligent Building Owners

These seemingly minor problems can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured in an elevator accident in New York, the New York personal injury firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, can answer your questions and provide diligent, knowledgeable and caring representation to your premises liability claim.

When the negligent maintenance of elevators brings serious harm to you or a loved one, find the lawyers you need at Smiley & Smiley, LLP. Call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Smiley & Smiley has handled thousands of personal injury cases including numerous cases involving defective and dangerous elevators, and for over 52 years, our approach to personal injury law has remained consistent; attentive client services, thorough investigations and time-intensive legal representation in negotiations and in court. Each member of our attorney team is a highly experienced litigator; our reputation and skills has yielded hundreds of millions of dollars in combined compensation for our injured clients.

Contact Smiley & Smiley, LLP

For more information about our firm and your rights following injuries, contact us for a no-charge consultation. Smiley & Smiley, LLP, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our law firm is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Spanish interpretation services are available, and our staff includes speakers of Greek and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City elevator accident lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Premises Liability