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New York Stairway, Escalator or Elevator Accidents Attorney

Stairway, Escalator or Elevator AccidentsOften, elevator accidents occur due to the improper maintenance or repair of stairways, elevators and/or escalators. The property owner and any maintenance companies hired by the owner are responsible for the safety of the people on the property, and it is their obligation to repair and maintain the premises so that it is free of safety hazards and risks. Failure to ensure property maintenance by a property owner or managing agent can be considered negligence. Negligence may be defined as the failure to use that degree of care that a reasonable person would have used under the same circumstances. When someone is injured or suffers a fatal accident due to another’s negligence, compensation can be sought to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and money for past and future pain and suffering, etc.

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we fight against these property owners, operators, managing agents and their insurance companies, and we do everything we can to help injury victims and their families recover the most. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.

If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.

In one case, an injured person required ankle surgery after being hurt by an elevator which fell four floors. This case was settled for $1,750,000.

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Causes of Stairway, Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Common causes of these accidents are:

  • Improper maintenance
  • No handrails or support rails on stairwells
  • Cracked, broken, non-level or otherwise defective steps
  • Unsafe design
  • Sudden elevator drops
  • Jammed elevator doors
  • Failure of elevator doors to close
  • Elevator cages that get stuck between floors
  • Elevator doors closing on someone
  • Too wide a gap between floor and elevator landing

Common Injuries due to Stairway, Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Many kinds of accidents and injuries occur due to these conditions and these injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Sprained joints and ligaments
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Paralysis

Stairway, Elevator and Escalator Accident Cases

If you or someone you know has been injured in a stairway, elevator or escalator accident that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, you may have a case. Please contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm immediately for your free consultation. We will guide you through the case process, explain your rights and do everything we can to help get you the most money for your case or claim. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496).

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Client Testimonials

Mr.Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg really care about representing people who might otherwise not be represented. They come to your home, if you are unable for whatever reason to meet with them in their office. That is a rare thing in this day and age. They do excellent work and try their utmost to achieve a positive outcome.read more
Veronica B.
I have worked as appellate counsel and of counsel to Mr. Wilhelm for 25 years. Mr. Wilhelm's firm always does an extremely thorough job of working up each client's case in order to optimize the chances of maximum recovery. The Wilhelm firm zealously litigates their clients' claims and, if necessary, will take a case to trial and on appeal to ensure that their clients get the best results possible under the law.read more
Susan N.
Mr. Wilhelm was very helpful and caring the whole step of the way. Also very efficient in handling my case which was very difficult. I could not thank him or his staff enough for their support.
Inawa M
Most helpful and caring law firm! Mr. Wilhelm and Mr.. Ginsberg make you feel right at ease! Happy holidays to all!
Veronica B.
Extremely professional and polite staff. Very caring lawyers and Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg made you feel right at ease. Would definitely recommend them to others!
Veronica B.
So thankful Mr. Wilhelm accepted me as a client!!I was first taken in by an attorney that only had his interests first, I can't even imagine how I would live if Mr. Wilhelm didn't get the chance to review my case, use his knowledge and experience and WIN BIG!!I didn't know what to expect as far as compensation but I knew everything was going to be all right when Mr. Wilhelm called me one day and asked is he could settle....WOW!!!Not only did Mr. Wilhelm win a summary judgement for me(in my situation this was very good), Mr. Wilhelm got me more money in my pocket than what the bum attorney I was with first demanded in full resolution.Don't waste your time like I did, talk to Mr. Wilhelm first and you will understand what I already know.I learned from my suit, every decision you make WILL AFFECT YOUR WELL BEING!!read more
I met with an accident and my leg was broken. My friend suggested me to consult Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm as my medical bills was more than the coverage limits of the responsible party. Mr. Wilhelm was very friendly and kept me informed about the case progress and the case outcome was exactly what we expected.read more
John C.
Great attorney. Professional and courteous staff. Wouldn't use anyone else.
Joni Cicerale M.
When my daughter was burned in an accident, my husband and I looked for a good lawyer who specialized in burn cases. My husband found Mr. Kenneth A. Wilhelm, and we called him and met with him. He told us he would do whatever he could for our daughter, and he did! We were very pleased with the work Mr. Wilhelm did for our daughter, and we are glad we chose such an excellent lawyer. We would choose his services again if we had to, and I would recommend his services to my family, friends, or anyone who has need of a lawyer. My daughter is doing well because of him.read more
Stanley G.
My son was born prematurely, and I trusted the doctors and hospital to get him through the first few weeks and out of danger. The doctors made some mistakes in their procedures and my son is now injured for life because of their mistakes. I didn't know what to do. I hired Ken Wilhelm's law office because I heard from someone that Ken Wilhelm is the best. He and his attorneys held the hospital responsible for their errors. We received a very large settlement. It doesn't fix my son's suffering but I feel that my attorneys helped me get what my family deserved for our hardship.read more
Jean S.
I have known Mr. Wilhelm for the past 12 or more years. He represented me for different problems that I had, and he was very successful. I have no problem in recommending him to my friends and neighbors because he is an honest and reliable attorney.
Malcolm N.
I have been a client of Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm for many years. I am very pleased with the services that I have received. I have always told my family, friends, and neighbors that if they ever need a lawyer, they should contact Mr. Wilhelm. The employees are not only helpful in assisting your needs, but they are trustworthy and you can be comfortable leaving all matters in their hands. They were very helpful to me and my family when I had my accident, like a second family. Please don't hesitate to call the Wilhelm firm; they will be there for you in your time of need.read more
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