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Elevator Accident Attorney in Manhattan

Riding an elevator or an escalator is a daily part of life here in New York City and is hardly a cause for concern. Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they do, they are often very serious and result in significant injuries for anyone involved. Elevator accidents can happen for a number of reasons, whether it be due to a design defect or a mechanical failure. If you were seriously injured in a NYC elevator accident, it is essential to retain quality legal representation from an attorney with your best interests at heart. Swerling Law has years of experience guiding clients through each step of the personal injury claims process and helping them recover significant compensation when it matters most. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Determining Liability in an Elevator Accident

When an individual is involved in an elevator accident, they may be facing physical, emotional, and financial burdens that can have a permanent impact. Elevator accidents are quite complex and therefore, it may be a challenge to determine who needs to be held accountable.  In some elevator accidents, the property owner is at fault. In other situations, it is the manufacturer or the elevator that must be held responsible. Therefore, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney with the skill and knowledge that it takes to assess all possibilities and determine the responsible party.

  • Property owner liability: In the event that a property owner was aware that the elevator needed maintenance but failed to schedule a repair, they can be held liable for your injuries. This can be challenging for the injured party because when it comes time for their case, they will be required to prove that the owner either knew or should have reasonably known that there was an issue with the elevator and did not do anything to fix it.
  • Manufacturer liability: An elevator manufacturer can be held liable if they failed to create a product that was safe for people to use. The injured party will still have to fulfill the burden of proof in this situation and show whether the elevator had a design flaw, a manufacturing flaw, or did not have proper labels and warnings.

Regardless of whether the property owner or the manufacturer is responsible for the accident, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney that also has experience with product liability cases. Contact Swerling Law today for quality legal assistance with both product liability and personal injury matters.

Contact a New York City Elevator Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an elevator accident, it is crucial to retain the services of an attorney with the knowledge and skill it takes to win your case. Swerling Law is committed to helping you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other noneconomic burdens that were caused by the accident. Contact our firm today.


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Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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