A Brooklyn woman was killed last Wednesday (December 14, 2011) while stepping into an elevator in her office building. As she entered the elevator car, it suddenly moved up with its doors open, crushing her to death between the elevator floor and the shaft wall. Two other people on the elevator were treated for trauma after witnessing the incident.
According to reports, the elevators at the building had previously been cited for city building code violations. Officials are still investigating the incident, and will surely determine who is to blame for the woman’s death.
When those responsible for maintaining elevators fail to ensure the safety of their passengers, they can be held liable for any accidents or injuries that may occur as a result. The nature of many injuries which occur on dangerous property can be more than painful- they can be permanent.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of an elevator accident, contact the Thomas J. Henry. As your premises liability lawyer, we will secure proper medical care and fight to make sure you receive proper compensation. We are available 24/7. Nights and weekends.