Albany Elevator Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain Unsurpassed Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Elevator Accidents in Albany, New York, Throughout the Capital Region, and Beyond.
Millions of passengers throughout the country routinely ride elevators from floor to floor in office buildings, shopping malls, high-rise apartments, and many other places. While accidents are uncommon, elevators still have the potential to be exceptionally dangerous. When crucial safety precautions are overlooked, improper maintenance is performed, or elevators contain faulty components, devastating accidents can occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, elevator accident victims suffer roughly 17,000 injuries and 30 fatalities. Sadly, most elevator mishaps could have easily been avoided if only adequate safety precautions were implemented.
Passengers that are seriously injured in elevator accidents often wind up dealing with challenging physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Victims may be incapacitated at the hospital for days, weeks or even longer instead of being able to work. Hospital bills can pile up quickly, especially when the victim is not earning a paycheck. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party may be the only way for victims to start recovering. If you, or a loved one, were injured in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for your damages.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced attorneys have seen the overwhelming impact that the horrendous injuries suffered by elevator accident victims can have on them, and ultimately their loved ones. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team has helped numerous victims and their families recover after brutal elevator mishaps. While elevator accident claims often present a unique set of legal questions and complexities, we know exactly how to pursue even the most challenging cases. Our seasoned team possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Albany, New York, and beyond. Although no amount of money can erase the pain and suffering caused by your elevator accident, compensation can substantially reduce your financial difficulties and pay you for your injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to speak with you about your elevator injury claim. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT IN ALBANY, NEW YORK, OR THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL REGION?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF ALBANY, NEW YORK ELEVATOR ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
When proper safety precautions are ignored, or routine maintenance is not performed to an elevator unit, tragic accidents, such as misleveling, door strikes, abrupt stops, shaft falls, and even electrocutions can occur. Some injuries that commonly result from elevator accidents include:
- Fractured and broken bones;
- Torn tendons and ligaments;
- Severed limbs and amputations;
- Internal bleeding or organ damage;
- Crush injuries;
- Neck or back injuries;
- Total paralysis;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Permanent disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death.
The above injuries often entail emergency medical care and further treatment, such as surgery, care from specialists, and extensive rehabilitative physical therapy, to recover from. Even if your injuries seem relatively minor, you should still be examined by a doctor. Obtaining medical proper medical treatment for all your injuries will help you recover faster and avoid any serious complications. Additionally, documenting your injuries can help strengthen your case.Determining Liability For An Elevator Mishap
Under New York law, all building owners have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for all guests, residents, patrons, and employees. This duty includes properly maintaining, routinely inspecting, and repairing all elevators. When property owners are unable to remedy unsafe conditions promptly, they are still required to warn of existing hazards. In some cases, building owners fulfill their legal obligations, but actions of negligent maintenance or repair contractors cause the accident. To establish that a party is liable for your injuries due to negligence, we must demonstrate the following:
- The responsible party owed you a duty of reasonable care;
- The responsible party breached their duty through either negligent action or failure to act;
- Your injury was proximately caused by the breach; and
- You have suffered actual damages resulting from your injury.
Other accidents are caused by defective design or manufacturing of elevators and components. Manufacturers that breach their legal obligation to design and construct elevators that are safe for passengers can be held liable through a product liability claim. Product liability lawsuits can be based on negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. Your claim depends on who or what caused your elevator accident and resulting injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers are experts at linking elevator mishaps to specific incidents of negligence on the part of building owners, maintenance and repair contractors, and elevator manufacturers. Our highly experienced team will develop the most effective legal strategy in order to determine all potential sources of liability and significantly increase your chances of obtaining the maximum possible compensation.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation for all of your damages. This may include compensation for past and future medical costs, lost wages, future diminished earning capacity, permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, and any other unforeseen damages. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating and distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with the respect and compassion to help you get through this difficult time. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, would be honored to speak with you regarding your elevator accident claim. Contact our best of the best team today at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form for your complimentary case evaluation and consultation. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Albany, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!