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Elevator accidents can cause serious injury to those involved. If you were hurt in one as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our dedicated Bergen County personal injury attorneys can help.

What are the common causes of elevator accidents in New Jersey?

There are a number of different ways that elevator accidents can occur. Our firm has seen a number of these injuries occur as a result of:

  • Control system malfunction
  • Drive malfunction
  • Improper installations
  • Faulty wiring
  • Abrupt stops
  • Pully system malfunction
  • Negligent elevator design
  • Power failures
  • Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
  • Door operator errors
  • Mechanical breakdowns

If you were injured as a result of the following, do not wait to reach out to our firm to discuss your legal options. Our legal team is on your side.

What type of injuries can result from an elevator accident?

Elevator accidents can result in serious injury. Some of the most common injuries sustained include the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death
  • Severed limbs
  • Crush injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head trauma
  • Neck injuries

Can I pursue legal action after an elevator accident?

If you were hurt in an elevator as a result of a negligent elevator design, or due to a manufacturer defect, you may be qualified for a product liability lawsuit. On the other hand, if you were hurt because a property owner did not keep his or her premises properly maintained and hazard-free, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit. If you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation. In order to do so, you will have to demonstrate that this negligence occurred. You can accomplish this by taking photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Furthermore, make sure you seek medical attention. Visiting the hospital will confirm that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.

Additionally, if you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, reach out to our skilled Bergen County personal injury attorneys.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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