Owners of commercial buildings have an obligation to ensure that their premises are safe, including elevators and escalators. If an accident occurs, the owners or managers can be held accountable for failing to have the machines inspected, maintained or repaired.
Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm has represented victims of elevator accidents and escalator accidents in New York City. Our lawyers know how to focus the investigation to reveal negligence, and we know how to get full value for the injuries and losses our clients have suffered.
Injured on an elevator or escalator? Contact us 212-268-3222 for a free case evaluation.
Escalators are a part of daily life for many New Yorkers, at work, at their apartment building or out shopping. Without warning, machine malfunction or related problems can cause serious harm.
Escalator accidents can result in hip fractures, back injuries, head injury, serious injuries to feet and legs, and other severe or permanent injuries. Our legal team is committed to maximum compensation to cover medical care and rehab, lost earnings, disability, and pain and suffering.
Raphaelson & Levine obtained a significant recovery on behalf of an apprentice elevator mechanic injured when a counterweight fell and struck his face during renovations. Our investigation revealed a failure to observe specific elevator maintenance safety procedures mandated under city code.
We aggressively sue and litigate cases against owners of apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping malls, department stores, hotels, hospitals, parking garages and other properties to hold them accountable. We will also pursue action against companies that install or service elevators.
The city of New York requires regular inspections of elevators by certified inspectors. We obtain inspection reports and records relating to maintenance, repairs, and renovations. In many cases, landlords or property owners allowed maintenance and inspections to slide for many months or failed to act on recommended repairs.
Call 212-268-3222 for a free consultation with one of our New York City escalator accident attorneys.