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Elevator And Escalator Accidents

Elevator & Escalator Accident Lawyers in New York

Millions Recovered for Clients in New York & New Jersey

Every year, thousands of people are injured in elevator and escalator accidents in the United States. In New York City, where more than 60,000 elevators transport people to and from their offices, businesses, hotel rooms, and apartments, elevator safety is particularly important. Unfortunately, many elevators and escalators are not safe, posing a serious threat to the well-being of the people who depend on them every day.

If you or someone you love was injured in an elevator or escalator accident in New York or New Jersey, turn to the experienced and award-winning legal team at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC. With decades of collective experience, our New York elevator and escalator accident lawyers understand the devastating nature of your injuries and the many challenges you face. We are prepared to fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

To learn more, call (800) 817-5029 or submit a free online case evaluation form.

Common Causes of Elevator Accidents

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10,200 people are injured and 27 people are killed in elevator accidents each year. Half of these accidents involve maintenance or repair workers, and old, poorly maintained elevators are often the cause of the accidents.

Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents include:

  • Door malfunctions
  • Abrupt stopping
  • Cables snapping
  • Brakes not working due to poor elevator maintenance

These and other malfunctions can lead to serious injuries. The same is true when escalators break down or malfunction—victims often suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

What to Do If You Are Stuck in a Malfunctioning Elevator

If you find yourself in a malfunctioning elevator, try to remember to stay calm. Press the emergency button and tell the rescue personnel where the elevator is located. Do not try to open an elevator door that is stuck manually or with a tool. Keep in mind that in the case of an accident, the courts could hold you responsible for your own injuries if you interfered with the operation of the elevator.

What to Do After the Accident

If you or a family member is the victim of an elevator or escalator accident in New York or New Jersey, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC to schedule a free consultation. We know how elevators and escalators should be maintained and have been representing victims of premises liability and elevator and escalator accidents for decades.

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we put our decades of legal experience to work on behalf of our clients. We develop persuasive, personalized cases to help maximize recoveries for those injured in elevator or escalator accidents and will work tirelessly in our efforts to help you receive the full financial compensation you deserve. Get in touch with our New York elevator and escalator accident attorneys today to learn how we can help you get back on your feet.

Reach out to us online via our online submission form or give us a call at (800) 817-5029 to get started with your complimentary case evaluation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

    "Accommodating and Professional"
    The attorneys were kind, accommodating and professional. I couldn’t be happier with the settlement they achieved for me.
    Inbar V.
    "Totally Changed My Life"
    They have done an amazing job to win my case without even going to the court.
    Sezgin T.
    "Highly Recommend"
    Highly recommend!! I had the pleasure of working with Paul Simonson during the worst time of my life. He is knowledgeable, professional & he truly cares. When other attorneys turned down my case Mr. Simonson got results! I will be forever grateful.
    Dawn M.
    "I would highly recommend this firm."
    I would highly recommend this firm. Ted knows the law and did a great job.
    "I Felt Comfortable and Supported"
    They were honest and clear about the process of bringing a lawsuit forward and managed my expectations.
    Nate G.
    "I Highly Recommend This Law Firm"
    Thank you, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Simonson very much for looking out for me and always having my best interest at heart!
    Naresh T.
    "The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable."
    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
    Nic R.
    "There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done."
    Ted Goodman was amazing in the courtroom and eloquently argued my case. If I could give them 10 stars I would, they truly changed my life. There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done.
    Ashley W.

Why Choose Simonson Goodman Platzer PC?

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