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Elevator Shaft Fall Accident

Top Rated And Elite Buffalo, New York Elevator Shaft Fall Accident Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, Battle to Obtain Supreme Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall Accidents in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.


Don't get in an elevator Every day, millions of people across the United States use elevators in high-rise apartments, office buildings, shopping malls, and various other places. While most passengers routinely ride elevators without incident, the truth is that mishaps do occur. An elevator shaft is an enclosed space inside of a building that allows the elevator car to move from one floor to another. Shaft falls are one of the most dangerous types of elevator accidents, often resulting in life-changing injuries, such as total paralysis and even death. Passengers, building staff, maintenance personnel, and construction workers alike have all suffered brutal plunges down elevator shafts. Sadly, most elevator shaft injuries could have been easily prevented had the shaft been properly secured or covered.

If you, or a loved one, suffered severe injuries or worse in an elevator shaft fall accident, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his compassionate team of elevator accident injury attorneys are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of fall victims. 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 Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Our highly experienced attorneys have seen the adverse effects that the dreadful injuries suffered by accident victims can have on them, and ultimately their loved ones. Pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover.

After an accident, your number one priority should be getting better. We will be with you every step along the way to ensure that you can receive the specialized care that you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers specialize in representing victims who have been unduly injured due to the irresponsible or negligent behavior of others. Lift shaft falls often require a careful investigation as to the exact cause of the accident. Our leading team possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to investigate your shaft fall accident claim and ensure that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Jed Dietrich, Esq. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We will never charge any fees before successfully collecting compensation on your behalf.

Common Causes Of Falls Down Elevator Shafts

Person trying to open elevator door Elevator doors are not designed to open until the cab reaches a landing, but sometimes unsafe irregularities can take place. Some possible causes of elevator shaft falls include the following:

  1. Manually opening the doors: Inadequately trained repair personnel may manually open elevator doors and neglect to close them. Falls can also occur when untrained staff attempt to remove passengers from stuck elevators.
  2. Lack of posted warning signs: All open elevator shafts should be properly posted to warn unsuspecting individuals of the potential danger. Guests and residents should also be adequately warned about ongoing maintenance or repairs.
  3. Unprotected openings: The installation of guardrails or other barriers around open elevator shafts can help prevent unnecessary falls.
  4. Elevator malfunctions: Defective or inoperable door interlocks can expose the shaft when the doors open before the elevator cab aligns with the floor. Further, the doors may open at random as the elevator is moving.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN A FALL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT 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 SHAFT FALL ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Liability And Compensation For Elevator Shaft Falls

Since elevator shafts are long and narrow, fall victims may sustain numerous injuries from hitting the sides of the shaft. Nevertheless, the most severe injuries often result from smashing into the ground. The risks of permanent injury or death are intensified by delays in getting medical treatment due to the significant time it can take to remove a fall victim.

Those lucky enough to survive may be left paralyzed or suffer extensive brain damage. Even with insurance, hospital bills, rehabilitation, and other expenses for victims forced to spend the rest of their lives under assisted care can be a tremendous strain. As with all elevator accident claims, it is essential to determine exactly who or what caused the mishap. Often, more than one party may be responsible for the accident. For example, if the elevator doors opened due to a faulty repair and the property owner knew or had reason to know the doors randomly opened, both the repair contractor and owner may be held accountable. Once our seasoned attorneys have fully evaluated your elevator shaft fall case, we will be able to answer all of your inquiries and advise you on how properly to proceed.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top priority is to ensure that you obtain the highest compensation possible for all of your economic and non-economic damages, such as lost wages, hospital bills, reduced earning potential, rehabilitation costs, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment. The exact amount of compensation for your fall will depend on the severity and nature of the injuries suffered. Furthermore, if you lost a family member due to an elevator shaft fall, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Although no amount of money can bring a loved one back, it can alleviate the economic burdens associated with their untimely death and provide you with inner peace knowing that the negligent party was held responsible.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his veteran team have a long track record of obtaining justice for victims of devastating elevator accidents. Our battle-tested lawyers will act reasonably and appropriately to develop the most effective legal strategy to improve your chances of receiving the maximum compensation for all injuries suffered and guarantee that justice prevails. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those seriously injured in elevator shaft falls in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. We will treat you with respect and compassion and help you get through this difficult time. Call our top rated team of elevator accident injury lawyers today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you!


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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