In New York City, injuries resulting from elevator accidents are surprisingly common. Elevator and escalator accidents kill about 30 people each year and injure 17,000 nationwide, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A tragic death occurred in Park Slope, Brooklyn when a 4 year old boy fell down an elevator shaft after having tumbled through a gap between a wall and the elevator at a parking garage. The boy fell about 50 feet from the 3rd floor of the garage according to a report by CBS News New York. The New York City's Department of Buildings is conducting an investigation into this terrible accident.
Individuals who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an elevator accident should seek the counsel of personal injury lawyer immediately. For a free review of your legal options, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online. Our lawyers will review your case to see if you have a valid claim for compensation.