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Elevator Door Accidents

Elite Buffalo, New York Defective Elevator Door Accident Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Highly Experienced 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 Unrivalled Compensation for Victims Severely Injured in Elevator Door Accidents in Western New York.


Person holding an elevator door Elevators are a convenient and easy means to move quickly from one floor to another. Most elevator doors are equipped with various safety mechanisms, such as electronic door sensors, to ensure that individuals can safely enter and exit. If any of these vital safety mechanisms are defective or missing, it can lead to disastrous accidents. When doors fail to detect unsuspecting passengers, limbs, or even clothing, the doors can slam shut, causing catastrophic injuries or even death. We believe that all elevator passengers should be able to ride elevators without the doors injuring them. If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries in an elevator door accident, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., an acclaimed member of the Premier Lawyers of America, and his battle-tested team of elevator accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury and premises liability cases since 1999, including many elevator-related accidents. Often, there is much more to elevator mishaps than initially meets the eye. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran personal injury lawyers possess the expertise to determine all of the contributing factors that led to your accident. Victims of elevator door accidents may suffer from agonizing pain, permanent disfigurement, loss of limbs, immense financial hardships, and severe emotional trauma. These tragic incidents inspire Jed Dietrich, Esq., to strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York every single day. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated team of attorneys will manage every aspect of your case from start to finish. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible and ensure that justice prevails.

Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating and distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your elevator door mishap and resulting injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. 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 will treat you with respect and compassion and help you get through this difficult time. Our prominent 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 the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Common Injuries Suffered In Elevator Door Accidents

When an elevator door closes too fast, it can hit or even knock over passengers getting on or off. When the closing sensors are not working properly, victims can get trapped between the doors. This can cause devastating injuries or worse in situations where the elevator attempts to move up or down while the victim is stuck between the doors. Some common types of injuries that can occur in malfunctioning elevator door accidents include:

  1. Bruises and lacerations;
  2. Fractured and broken bones;
  3. Torn tendons and ligaments;
  4. Severed limbs and amputations;
  5. Organ damage and internal bleeding;
  6. Crush injuries;
  7. Neck or back or injuries;
  8. Total paralysis;
  9. Traumatic brain injuries; and
  10. Wrongful death.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SEVERELY INJURED BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR DOOR 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 DEFECTIVE ELEVATOR DOOR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Who Is Liable For Your Elevator Door Accident?

Elevator maintenance The particular circumstances surrounding your elevator door accident will help us determine liability. Various defects, such as elevator design and manufacturing defects, improper installation, nonexistent or improperly working door sensors, malfunctioning sliding doors, lack of safety features, faulty wiring, inadequate maintenance, improper repairs, and negligent building owners, can cause an elevator door to malfunction. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested personal injury attorneys are experts at connecting elevator door accidents to specific incidents of carelessness or negligence on the part of property owners, building managers, elevator manufacturers, maintenance contractors, repair companies, and manufacturers of faulty components.

Our best of the best attorneys will thoroughly review the facts of your case to establish all responsible parties. In some incidents, multiple parties can be held liable for your accident and resulting injuries. Generally, faulty elevator door injury claims are based on negligence, product liability, or premises liability. Demonstrating negligence and receiving compensation for your injuries depends on the duty of care owed by the defendant. For example, building owners and property managers have a legal duty to protect all guests from dangerous conditions. Owners are required to remedy elevator defects they knew or had reason to know about within a reasonable time. Elevator and specific part manufacturers have a legal obligation to produce products that are safe for their intended purpose.

Malfunctioning elevator door accidents regularly involve severe injuries that must be sufficiently proven and successfully negotiated by a practiced lawyer. If you, or a loved one, have been harmed by defective elevator doors you want the best personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to pursue your claim and hold those responsible accountable. Victims of elevator door incidents caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation for their injuries. This may include compensation for your past and future medical costs, lost wages, permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, and any other damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, offers complimentary case evaluations and consultations. 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 door-related injury. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Call us today at 716-839-3939.


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!

Client Reviews
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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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Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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