Each year, approximately 17,000 people sustain injuries and 30 people die as a result of accidents on escalators or elevators. Of these, elevators cause a disproportionate number: approximately 90% of the deaths and 60% of the injuries. Many of these accidents occur when elevators are being installed or repaired, resulting in workmen being injured or killed.
Elevator accidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, including but not limited to:
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If you or a loved one is harmed in an elevator accident, you may have the right to obtain compensation. An experienced New York City elevator accident lawyer at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. can help you understand your legal options and pursue a claim to maximize the money you may be able to receive. We’ve recovered over $400 million for our clients; we know how to recover just compensation!
Anyone who uses an elevator in any public place or private establishment is potentially at risk of getting hurt. However, statistics show that there are certain situations where people are more likely to be hurt on elevators.
When an elevator accident happens, there are a number of potential avenues that an injured victim can take in order to secure compensation.
For example, if you or a loved one has been hurt, you could:
In some cases, it may be possible to pursue multiple methods of obtaining compensation. For example, you may be able to file both a workers’ compensation claim and a product liability lawsuit. An experienced New York City elevator accident attorney from our firm can help you understand all of your options.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our experienced attorneys have helped many clients pursue injury claims with success for decades. Our award-winning attorneys have been recognized to the list of Super Lawyers®, are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and have been named top attorneys by New York Magazine. We are ready to use our legal experience to help you understand your options, pursue your claim, and obtain the maximum in monetary compensation after your elevator accident.
To learn more about how we can assist with your case, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Call (212) 577-9325.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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