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Elevator Accidents

Determined, Disciplined, and Dedicated Buffalo, New York Defective Elevator Accident Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Distinguished as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain the Best Result for Victims Seriously Injured in Accidents Involving Defective Elevators in Buffalo, New York.


Technician checkin elevator Manufacturers have a legal obligation to design and construct safe elevators. Nevertheless, thousands of unsuspecting elevator passengers throughout the country have been injured in accidents caused by defective or malfunctioning elevators. Many of these mishaps and resulting injuries could have been avoided if manufacturers only designed and constructed safer elevators. Regrettably, to decrease expenses and boost profits, sometimes manufacturers produce inferior and unsafe elevators. When elevators misfunction or breakdown, passengers are much more susceptible to suffering from devastating accidents.

If you, or a loved one, have been severely injured or worse in an accident caused by a faulty elevator, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit against the elevator manufacturer, any company that designed or manufactured faulty parts, and all other responsible parties. Victims may be entitled to monetary compensation for all past and future hospital bills, lost wages from work, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and any other unforeseen damages. Our highly experienced product liability lawyers will act swiftly and proficiently to develop the most effective legal strategy to enhance the chances of winning your case.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of battle-tested lawyers in Buffalo, New York, have seen the ravaging impact that the appalling injuries suffered by victims of defective elevator accidents can have on them, and ultimately their loved ones. After an elevator mishap, your number one priority should be recovering. Our compassionate team is here to help with everything else. Pursuing a claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to heal and get back on your feet. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to thoroughly investigate your malfunctioning elevator incident and ensure that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to accident victims who suffered injuries caused by faulty elevators in Western New York. We will not allow negligent and irresponsible manufacturers to get away with ruining your life. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his elite team of attorneys today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you!

Most Common Types of Elevator Defects

The health and wellbeing of passengers depend on an elevators’ ability to function safely. For elevators to operate properly, thousands of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components must function together in coordination. When even one of these components is malfunctioning due to a design or manufacturing flaw, it can easily result in tragedy. Some examples of defectively designed elevators and components include:

  1. Defective elevator designs;
  2. Faulty elevator assembly;
  3. Lack of appropriate warnings;
  4. Malfunctioning pulley systems;
  5. Defective wiring;
  6. Substandard doors or door sensors;
  7. Complete mechanical failures;
  8. Intercom glitches;
  9. Control malfunctions; and
  10. Lack of adequate safety features.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ELEVATOR MISHAP CAUSED BY A DEFECT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK ELEVATOR DEFECT ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Frequently Occurring Defective Elevator Injuries

Defective elevators can cause devastating accidents, resulting in gruesome injuries and even fatalities. An array of serious injuries can result from faulty elevators, which may include:

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  1. Lacerations and bruises;
  2. Strains and sprains;
  3. Fractured and broken bones;
  4. Amputated and crushed limbs;
  5. Internal organ damage;
  6. Electric shocks and electrocution;
  7. Various neck and back injuries;
  8. Complete paralysis;
  9. Brain damage; and
  10. Permanent disfigurement.

If you, or a loved one, suffered severe injuries or worse in an accident involving a faulty elevator, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of Buffalo, New York defective elevator mishap injury lawyers are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of injured passengers. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with respect and compassion and help you get through this difficult time. Call us today at 716-839-3939.

Product Liability For Your Faulty Elevator Accident

Under New York law, elevators must be safe and fit for transporting passengers from floor to floor. When entering an elevator, passengers expect it to operate without causing harm. Every component of an elevator must function properly to keep passengers safe and prevent accidents. Regretfully, a large percentage of all elevator accidents are caused by malfunctions. When manufacturers fail to construct elevators or components that are free of treacherous design or assembly defects, they must be held accountable for any resulting incidents.

Product liability lawsuits, especially ones involving faulty elevators, can be extremely technical, requiring comprehensive investigations, examinations, and expert witnesses to prove successfully. To establish product liability, we must demonstrate that the elevator or its components were defective and produced an unreasonable risk that caused your injuries. Additionally, if the elevator does not have adequate warnings, such as load capacity limitations, this could be considered a failure to warn. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s expert team has a long history of obtaining justice for victims of defective products. To help the jury determine that the elevator was malfunctioning due to a defect, we will collaborate with our world-renowned manufacturing experts to testify about industry standards, how the manufacturing process formed the defective elevator, and how the flaw led to your injury. For instance, a manufacturing expert may testify as to how the design of an elevator’s counterweights triggered it to launch upwards, causing a passenger’s head to slam against the ceiling.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. We are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those injured by defective elevators. 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. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to speak with you about your malfunctioning elevator accident claim. Our exceptional team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are really 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 Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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