Even Though New York City Elevator Accidents are Rare, They do Occur

When stepping into an elevator, most people think about the awkward silence or peaceful music during their quick ride up or down to the floor of their final destination. The last thought on the rider’s mind is whether or not something will go wrong with the elevator that they’re in.

According to the New York Times, there are about 60,000 elevators in New York City.  While most run flawlessly, there were 53 elevator accident injuries in 2010. Three of those accidents were fatal.

In 2011, Suzanne Hart, a 41-year-old executive at one of Manhattan’s most prominent advertising firms, lost her life in the elevator of an 85-year-old Midtown office building.

An accident or injury in an elevator is certainly rare, but unfortunately, as in Suzanne’s case, they do occur. The Law Offices of Alvin H. Broome and Associates have the experience and expertise in dealing with a wide variety of cases, including elevator accidents in New York City.