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Category: Elevator Accidents

May 16, 2019 Elevator Accidents

Do You Need a Bronx, NY Elevator Accident Attorney to Pursue a Damages Claim?

Did you know there are more than 50,000 escalators and 900,000 elevators in the US?  Each elevator services an average of 20,000 people every year. The number doesn’t sound that crazy considering how much we depend on them to get to-and-from work every day. But have you stopped to consider how dangerous these seemingly safe… read more

April 23, 2019 Elevator Accidents

Escalator Injury Laws And Right to Compensation in Brooklyn, NY

Escalators are ubiquitous in a modern society such as ours. You can find them everywhere – from airports to train stations, hotels, shopping malls, and arenas. As a result, not many people are actually aware of the risks they pose. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that every year, at least 30… read more

April 8, 2019 Elevator Accidents

Potential Damages Available to Victims in Bronx, NY Elevator Accident Cases

Every day, thousands of people in Bronx, NY make use of elevators as part of their routine home, work, or leisure activities. Elevators in apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, airports, hotels, and department stores move nearly 300 million Americans every day. Riding in an elevator is so common that nobody worries about their… read more

March 27, 2019 Elevator Accidents

What You Should Know About Elevator Accident Laws in Brooklyn, NY

According to figures released by the Department of Buildings (DOB) of New York City, there are more than 4,000 freight elevators and 66,000 passenger elevators in the five boroughs of New York City alone. This data took into account all elevators located within the residential, retail, and commercial properties in New York City. Elevators play… read more

November 17, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

How to Prevent Falls on Elevators

The holiday season is coming and it is that time of the year for shopping in crowded malls. When it comes to shopping and traveling, November and December are without a doubt the busiest months of the year. With so much excitement going around, people tend to forget about elevator and escalator safety while moving… read more

November 6, 2016 Elevator Accidents

BROOKLYN: Construction Worker Critically Injured After Down Elevator Shaft When A Wood Board Broke In Half

CONSTRUCTION SITE MAY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF NEW YORK LABOR LAW 240(1)  BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (November 11, 2016) – A construction worker was in critical condition and had to be rushed to Elmhurst Hospital after falling down an elevator shaft, according to NBC News. Other construction workers are saying that the accident happened after the… read more

October 17, 2016 Elevator Accidents

BROOKLYN: Baby Killed After Stroller Falls Down Dangerous Elevator Shaft

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 16, 2016) – A baby has died in a tragic elevator accident after her stroller plunged down an elevator shaft, according to abc news. The accident happened after the doors to the elevator opened and the woman stepped through only to realize that the elevator was below. The woman and her… read more

September 16, 2016 Construction Accidents,Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

Construction Elevator Fall Results in Eight Fatalities

Elevator accidents are a common problem in New York City and worldwide. In a prior story, New York Daily News reported that eight people were killed in an elevator accident while they were on a construction elevator.  The incident occurred when the elevator fell down from the 18th floor of a building which was under… read more

July 25, 2016 Elevator Accidents

MANHATTAN: Jose Fernandez Killed In Freight Elevator Accident at La Reguera Dominican Store In Washington Heights

BUILDING OWNER AND/OR ELEVATOR INSTALLER MAY BE LIABLE FOR FATAL ACCIDENT MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (July 24, 2016) – A 43-year-old employee at a Washington Heights variety store has died in a tragic freight elevator accident near 552 W. 182nd Street, according to the New York Post. Authorities have been able to identify the man that was killed in the… read more

July 6, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

Elevator Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

According to data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, incidents that involve elevators and escalators cause roughly 30 deaths and about 17,000 serious injuries each year in the United States. 90% of the deaths and 60% of the serious injuries are caused by elevators. Almost 40% (14)… read more