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Harris Keenan & Goldfarb


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As New York City reaches for the sky, its reliance on elevators grows exponentially. The complexity of filing an elevator accident case in this bustling metropolis underscores the necessity of specialized lawyers who are well-versed in the relevant local and federal laws, including the statute of limitations and the intricacies of litigating cases that may involve multiple responsible parties. With over 84,000 elevators facilitating movement in this vertical metropolis, the role of New York City elevator accident lawyers becomes crucial. These legal experts provide indispensable support to those affected by elevator mishaps in a city where elevators are among the most utilized modes of transport, especially for elevator injury victims seeking justice and compensation.

Understanding Elevator Accident Claims in New York

Elevator accident cases in New York City can range from minor to fatal, often due to negligence or failure to adhere to safety standards. Understanding the legal process in these cases is crucial, as the state’s laws, including stringent regulations for elevator maintenance and inspection, are designed to protect its citizens. When accidents occur, the process of filing a claim involves a thorough investigation, understanding local laws such as the statute of limitations, and navigating insurance company claims, negotiations, and possibly a trial. Victims of elevator accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, and navigating this process requires the expertise of a seasoned New York City elevator accident attorney.

Why Choose a New York City Elevator Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Choosing the right legal representation after an elevator accident in New York is paramount. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb stands out for its commitment to excellence, ethics, and aggressive advocacy for accident victims’ rights, especially in elevator accident injury cases. Our law firm’s foundation is built on securing justice and compensation for those impacted by negligence, including handling serious injuries and wrongful death claims associated with elevator malfunctions. With a track record of over $500 million in verdicts and settlements, our attorneys bring compassion and determination to every case, aiming for the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

Related Case Types for Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents can stem from various scenarios, including but not limited to falls into elevator shafts, elevator doors malfunctions, and mechanical failures. Recognizing the interconnection between these incidents and other types of personal injury cases, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb handles a comprehensive range of related cases. This approach not only broadens the scope of our expertise but also provides opportunities for internal linking to cases involving premises liability, wrongful death, and more, ensuring a holistic legal strategy for our clients.

Get the Compensation You Deserve with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Navigating the aftermath of an elevator accident in New York requires understanding your rights and the complexities of personal injury law. Whether it’s dealing with property owners’ negligence or faulty manufacturing, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is equipped to identify liable parties and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our approach includes a detailed investigation, evidence gathering, and leveraging our legal expertise to advocate for your best interests.

Victims of elevator accidents can face a range of injuries, including elevator accident injuries, from minor to life-altering. Understanding the full impact of your injuries, especially severe injuries, and the long-term consequences is critical in securing adequate compensation. Our team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is dedicated to ensuring you receive compensation for all damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress, highlighting the importance of filing a claim within a specific time frame due to the complexity of elevator accident lawsuits.

For those seeking justice and compensation after an elevator accident in New York, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb offers unmatched legal expertise and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation and take the first step towards recovery and justice.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

00:47 22 Jun 24
I contacted Burns and Harris, this company which is renamed now, about two years ago about my injury. I even had an in person meeting with Stephen LaRocca.I had to chase him for a year just to sign something, in the end I just gave up. Pretty appalling company and even worse than people have written. I can only imagine the people who haven’t taken the time to write your review. Don’t bother with them.
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Elizabeth SantosElizabeth Santos
00:32 20 Jun 24
If I could give them a zero Star I would 0
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Elevator Accident FAQs

In our commitment to guiding New Yorkers through the complexities of elevator accident claims, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These FAQs are designed to provide a basic understanding of what to expect and how to proceed if you’ve been involved in an elevator accident. For more detailed advice tailored to your specific situation, we encourage you to contact a New York elevator accident lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb for a free case evaluation.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After an Elevator Accident?

    After an elevator accident, your safety and health are the top priorities. Seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem. It is crucial to report the accident occurred to the building management or the building owner, emphasizing their legal obligations and responsibility for ensuring elevator safety and compliance with regulations. Document the scene with photos if possible and collect contact information from witnesses. Then, contact a New York City elevator accident lawyer to discuss your case and protect your rights.

  • How Long Do I Have to File an Elevator Accident Claim in New York?

  • Can I Still Receive Compensation if I Was Partially at Fault for the Elevator Accident?

  • What Types of Compensation Are Available in Elevator Accident Cases?

  • Who Can Be Held Liable for an Elevator Accident?

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