Elevator Accidents

Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum represents clients injured in accidents involving commercial and industrial elevators and escalators in the New York City metro area. Premises liability laws are in place to ensure that manufacturers design, build and install elevators and escalators that are safe for public use, and property owners maintain them sufficiently to protect the public from catastrophic injuries and death.

Property owners and their contracted management companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks are properly inspected according to regulations. If any defect in design or operation is discovered, the system must be removed from public access until repairs are made and the unit is approved for use. If the public is not sufficiently warned and protected from prospective danger, the property owner and contracted authorities may be held liable for compensating the injured parties.

Call or email a New York premises liability attorney of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., to discuss the circumstances of a your elevator or escalator accident. We offer a free consultation regarding your accidental injury that occurred in any of the following circumstances:

  • Injured while boarding, exiting or riding on a moving elevator or escalator
  • Injured because of a sudden elevator or escalator stop
  • Injured on a moving walkway
  • Injured while walking through a revolving door
  • Injured on an unsafe staircase

Were You Injured in a Public Building?

Most government or municipal buildings in New York City include an escalator or elevator for public use. The city may share liability for compensating you for your injuries. As a Manhattan litigation firm, we know the process and requirements for pursuing an insurance claim against a municipal entity.

It is important to notify us as soon as possible after your accident. There is typically a 90-day deadline for filing an intent to claim notification with the city. We need time to gather evidence and prepare your case to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. We need to gather information about the property owner or management personnel who may be responsible for compensating you.

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From offices on Wall Street, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum represents clients in litigation matters throughout the New York City metro area and the state. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York elevator accident lawyer today.