Manhattan Freak Elevator Accident Alarms New Yorkers

Goldstein and Bashner | New York City Building Accidents

When Suzanne Hart stepped into the elevator at Young and Rubicam, she had no warning that the elevator would suddenly lurch up and instantly kill her as passengers watched in horror. The tragic death has everyone on edge in a vertical city that relies on elevators to get people to their apartments, offices, restaurants and hotel rooms.

With nearly 60,000 elevators in New York City, we take for granted that they will safely take us to the floor we need. Yet approximately 11,000 people are injured nationally each year when elevators malfunction, causing serious injuries and, in the rare case such as Ms. Hart, even death.

Injuries from elevator accidents can be serious, and include:

  • Neck injuries
  • Amputated limbs
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you or a family member has been injured in an elevator accident, it can be overwhelming to deal with the pain, adaption to injuries, high medical bills and the loss of household income. Hiring an experienced law firm, such as Goldstein and Bashner, will help ensure your rights are protected, proper evidence is collected in a timely matter and facts and costs are documented.

Goldstein and Bashner has been winning elevator accident cases by hiring a top-notch team of investigators and engineers to reconstruct the accident and determine who was at fault. This can include the building owner, the elevator manufacturer, an elevator maintenance company or a contractor hired for related repairs, such as electrical work.

Our lawyers also work closely with clients to ensure they receive proper medical tests,  get the full medical care they need and document that it is related to the accident.  We have helped clients collect compensation for related expenses that include:

  •  Pain and suffering
  •  Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Medical bills,
  • Expenses related to adapting to injuries, including necessary home construction or hired household help for chores you are no longer capable of performing
  • Loss of consortium – spousal or parent-child relationships that have been negatively impacted by the injury.
  • Wrongful death

Do you have questions about an elevator accident? Contact us for a completely free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll discuss your accident, answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. Our firm is dedicated to providing personal service and attention to each and every client—we take the time to always answer questions and keep clients updated on their case.

Neal A. Goldstein
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Goldstein and Bashner When it comes to the capacity to generate profound upheaval and anguish in the lives of those involved, almost nothing rivals a serious personal injury event stemming from the negligence of others. The physical suffering, financial pressures and family strain that so often result from such circumstances can seem insurmountable unless justice and accountability can be obtained from those responsible.