Elevator accidents in New York are an infrequent occurrence. When they occur, they can be extremely scary for passengers as passengers are often helpless and have done nothing to cause the accident. As reported by the New York Post, a 50-year old woman was trapped inside an elevator for the entire weekend at the premises located on East 65th Street. The elevator was apparently stuck between floors and the owners were out of town for the weekend. Upon returning on Monday morning, the owners discovered the woman, who was their maid, trapped in the broken-down elevator. She was taken to the hospital but no injuries were reported.
This incident raises multiple questions concerning elevator liability in New York. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our elevator accident lawyers handle elevator accident cases which result in serious injury or death to passengers, building employees, custodial staff, emergency safety workers and elevator maintenance and inspection personnel. We have the resources and experience necessary to secure fair compensation for individuals who have suffered an unnecessary injury.