What Are the Common Causes of Elevator Accidents in New Jersey?

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Elevator accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, do not wait to reach out to our skilled Monmouth County personal injury attorneys to discuss your options.

How do elevator accidents occur in New Jersey?

The results of an elevator accident can be serious. There are a number of different ways that elevator accidents can occur. The most common accidents include the following:

  • Tripping due to uneven or unbalanced leveling with the floor
  • Electrocutions due to faulty wiring
  • Falling down the elevator shafts
  • Getting caught in between malfunctioning doors
  • Being whipped around due to excessive elevator speed
  • Elevator fires

If you were injured in an accident due to any of the above, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our firm today to learn more.

What types of injuries can occur after an elevator injury?

Elevator accidents can result in very serious injuries to the people involved. In some cases, these injuries can have life-long effects on an individual’s life. As a result, compensation can be recovered in the event of the following injuries:

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

If you are facing any of the above injuries, you may have legal options. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case.

Can I pursue legal action?

If your elevator accident was a result of another’s negligence, for example, a manufacturer, you may be able to pursue legal action and recover damages for your burdens. In the event that an elevator manufacturer cuts corners during production, the machine may be defective. On the other hand, if the property owner does not ensure the machine is maintained over time, it can become defective. In these circumstances, your injury may be a result of another party’s negligence and you may be able to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, be sure to:

  • Call 911. The police can dispatch an ambulance, file an accident report, and more.
  • Get witness contacts. If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to verify your version of events later on.
  • Document the scene. You can do this by taking photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Be sure to record the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  • Seek medical attention. It is critical that you visit the hospital immediately after an accident. This will provide you with evidence of the origin and extent of your injuries. Make sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents and bills.

If you were injured in an elevator accident, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.