The image shows two closed stainless steel elevator doors located in a modern building lobby. The wall around the elevators is covered in a gray stone finish. A control panel with an indicator shows the number 5 between the two elevators.

Since elevators are in nearly ever apartment and commercial building throughout Westchester County, people seldom consider what would happen if they were involved in an accident. However, these accidents do happen, and if you were injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover any of the damages you have incurred. Please read on and speak with our experienced elevator accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help:

What can cause an elevator accident?

Elevator accidents are caused by many different factors, though they are almost always never the passenger’s fault. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents are improper installations, power failures, sudden stops and starts, mechanical breakdowns, faulty wiring, and more.

Do I qualify for compensation after an elevator accident?

Oftentimes, when people are injured in an accident, they wonder if the nature of the accident is enough to qualify for a lawsuit. To win a personal injury lawsuit in an elevator accident, you must prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, either via a premises liability lawsuit or a product liability lawsuit. Your attorney must first decide whether you were injured at the hands of a negligent landlord or property owner, or at the hands of a negligent manufacturer or designer.

To prove personal injury claims, our firm will tirelessly work to obtain valuable evidence, including pictures of the unsafe elevator conditions, police reports, medical documents, witness statements, and, perhaps most importantly, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened. Once we collect the necessary evidence, we will begin working to present it as convincingly as possible in an effort to win you the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?

The phrase “statute of limitations” simply refers to the amount of time you have to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims is three years, you are granted three years from the date of your accident to file your claim. Many people make the mistake of waiting to file–do not be one of them. Three years sounds like a lot of time, but it is always better to take action sooner, rather than later. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.