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Elevator Accidents in Long Island

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The areas of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk and Queens) have thousands of elevators in commercial buildings, apartment buildings, government offices and other buildings. We are constantly using elevators and usually think nothing of the possibility of an accident. Unfortunately, every year there are many elevator accidents, and the people involved can suffer serious injuries as well as severe emotional trauma.

An elevator accident can happen for a myriad of reasons. It may have been due to an electrical problem; it may have been caused by a structural component that was not properly installed. Sometimes accidents happen because the manufacturer of part of the elevator developed and sold a faulty mechanism. Poor maintenance is another common cause.

Filing a Claim for Damages

When you are facing a serious injury as well as attempting to file a claim for damages, fighting with the insurance companies is daunting and maybe even impossible. Proving fault often takes the investigation and trained eye of a seasoned professional. If you have been involved in any elevator accident, it is important to get legal representation from a Long Island personal injury lawyer with experience in filing claims related to these accidents. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., our legal team is experienced in all types of injury cases, and we know how to quickly proceed with filing a lawsuit on behalf of the injured.

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Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can come to you in the hospital or in your home or at work if necessary. We will document the details of your case to provide the supporting evidence in your lawsuit or claim. As each case has different degrees of injuries and other damages, a full review of the situation must take place as soon as possible. We will then advise you what you can expect in compensation, based on the damages you have suffered.

Some cases are very serious, especially when the injured has suffered:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries

In others, such as in cases in which a victim was trapped in an elevator for an extended period of time, they may have suffered emotional trauma as a result of the incident. Each case will be fully analyzed and every type of damage you suffered will be fully outlined in the claim or lawsuit filed on your behalf. The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. takes on cases from victims of accidents caused by negligence and wrongdoing. We are proud to serve clients throughout Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens).

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