According to a report from My Fox New York, elevator violations are a serious problem in New York City. Suzanne Hart, a 41-year-old advertising executive, was killed on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 in an elevator accident. Since then, concerns are being raised as to the safety of elevators that have received numerous violations. This particular elevator that killed Hart had received 56 violations. While 56 may sound like a lot, that is just one example of many buildings in New York City where there are concerns for safety. In 2002, a 12-year-old boy lost his life when he fell 15 floors in an elevator shaft at 10 Richmond Plaza in the Bronx. Residents who use that elevator still express fear with the way it skips floors, or “jumps” up and down. The city of New York has a list of defective elevators, including those that have received violations. Some of these come from field inspections and complaints. When an individual is seriously or fatally injured on someone else’s property, the owner could potentially be held liable. If you or someone you love was a victim, you should consult with a New York premises liability attorney. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Contacting a New York Premises Liability Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York premises liability attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a premises liability claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of premises liability attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your premises liability claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.