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Elevator Accident Lawyer in Woodbridge

Aggressively Protecting the Rights of the Injured

Elevators and escalators are so much a part of our everyday lives that we tend to assume we will be safe while on them. While accidents are rare, they can cause very serious injuries when they occur. If you have suffered an injury in an elevator or escalator accident which you believe was caused by a lack of repairs or negligent property ownership, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

Our Woodbridge premises liability attorneys and firm have more than 40 years of experience and we have been very successful in recovering hundreds of millions for our clients.

To learn about how we can help, please set up a free consultation with us by contacting our office at (732) 709-4400.

Dedicated to Successful Outcomes for Our Clients

At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we represent individuals like yourself who have been hurt to file premises liability lawsuits against the responsible party. We not only work to recover compensation for your injuries and expenses, but to ensure that the same injuries do not happen to another person.

Causes of Elevator & Escalator Accidents

Elevator and escalator accidents may be caused by lack of maintenance, faulty repairs, or defective design or manufacture. Regardless of the exact circumstances in which you were injured, our Woodbridge personal injury lawyers are here to help.

Examples of accidents that can result from negligence include:

  • Trip and fall accidents that occur when an elevator car stops out of level with the floor.
  • Automatic doors that close on a person's arm or leg.
  • Sudden drops or falls.
  • Foot injuries caused by shoes that become stuck in escalators due to improper guards.
  • Clothing that becomes entangled with escalators leading to injury.

Who Is Liable for an Elevator or Escalator Accident?

Property owners—including retail store and mall owners—are responsible for ensuring safe premises for guests and others who are lawfully on the property. However, they may not be the only ones legally liable for an elevator or escalator accident. In fact, when an issue with an elevator or escalator is reported, property owners will often contact third parties to inspect, service, and/or repair the elevator or escalator in question. These entities could be liable for failing to perform proper maintenance or repairs.

Additionally, if the accident occurred due to a defective elevator or escalator, the party responsible for the design, manufacturing, or distribution of the elevator, escalator, or faulty component could potentially be liable for any accidents and/or damages that result.

At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we conduct exhaustive investigations into elevator and escalator accidents in order to determine the following:

  • Did the elevator or escalator in question receive proper maintenance?
  • Was this maintenance conducted according to an appropriate schedule?
  • Did a qualified professional entity carry out the elevator/escalator maintenance?
  • Were any discovered issues properly reported?
  • Were these issues then adequately addressed/repaired?
  • Were there any recalls affecting the elevator/escalator?
  • Did the elevator/escalator have any design, manufacturing, or labeling defects?
  • Was the property owner or another party aware of (or should have been aware of) any issues with the elevator/escalator that could cause foreseeable harm?

Through in-depth investigations and by looking at all available evidence, such as the official report of the accident and your medical records, our attorneys are able to obtain a clear picture of what happened and, importantly, who is liable. From there, we are able to build a strong case in support of you and your full recovery.

Contact Our Woodbridge Escalator Injury Lawyers

Our legal team is attentive and available to respond swiftly to investigate the cause of elevator and escalator accidents. We use experts who can testify in court about how the accident happened and how it could have been prevented. We can work with you to understand the extent of your injury and the aftermath to determine the cost of your expenses. This includes surgery and rehab, lasting disability, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. You can depend on our Woodbridge premises liability lawyers to support you throughout the steps of your legal claim.

If you have sustained an elevator foot injury or other injury, reach out to us. To learn about how we can help, please set up a free consultation with us by contacting our office at (732) 709-4400.

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