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Defective Doors

New York Defective Door Accident Lawyer

Every day, people use various types of doors to enter and exit places of business, including automatic doors, revolving doors, and swinging doors. While no one expects to be hurt when they pass through them, doors can sometimes be defective and pose a risk of serious harm. Critically, when doors are faulty or malfunction, catastrophic and life-changing injuries can arise.

If you were hurt by a broken or defective door on the premises of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Providing high-quality legal services and trusted representation, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been helping victims of door-related accidents obtain the monetary recovery they deserve for their injuries for more than 30 years.

Causes of Defective Door Accidents

Doors at retail stores, warehouses, office buildings, restaurants, supermarkets, and other public places can be dangerous if they are not kept in good repair. Just like any other part of the property, doors must be maintained — some types of doors must even be inspected and serviced periodically. Unfortunately, owners may overlook these requirements and allow the doors on their premises to deteriorate and fall into a state of disrepair.       

There are many different types of doors that can be broken or defective at places of business, including:

  • Roll-up doors
  • Fire exit doors
  • Overhead doors
  • Automatic doors
  • Revolving doors
  • Swinging doors

Importantly, property and business owners in New York have a legal duty to ensure their premises are free from hazards that could cause injuries to visitors and patrons — such as defective doors. If an owner knew or should have known about a faulty door on their property, they have an obligation to remedy the issue in a timely manner. Failure to make repairs or warn about the defect could result in liability for any injuries that occur as a result.

Apart from a property owner, there may be other parties that could potentially be liable for injuries sustained due to a defective door accident. For example, the manufacturer may be to blame for the accident if it was caused by a defect in the door itself. In other cases, the company that installed the doors may be responsible if the installation was improper.

Having experienced counsel on your side who knows how to conduct a thorough investigation of your claim is crucial to ensure the liable party is held accountable for your injuries. The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. will skillfully evaluate your case and uncover all potential sources of liability to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your door accident-related injuries.

Common Defective Door Accident Injuries

Every defective door accident is different — and the injuries sustained can vary depending on the type of door involved and many other factors. For example, a person hit by a faulty swinging door may suffer fall injuries. Additionally, pinch point injuries can be caused by defective automatic doors, or a person might sustain crush injuries due to a defect in an overhead door. Other types of door-related injuries can include lacerations, fractures, broken bones, concussion, amputation, nerve damage, paralysis, and in severe cases, fatality.

Victims of defective door accidents may need to undergo extensive medical treatment, and it’s best to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the incident. Your doctor may refer you for X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, EMG-NCVs, and any other tests they think may be necessary. Based on their diagnosis, they may recommend therapy, chiropractic care, or any other treatment that would be beneficial to resolve your injuries. It’s essential to follow your doctor’s orders not only to get better, but to be able to provide the medical documentation to help you prevail in your personal injury lawsuit.

The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. understand how a defective door accident can affect your life and livelihood. Developing a tailored and comprehensive strategy in each case, we strive to secure the maximum financial recovery you’re entitled to receive for your injuries. 

Proficient Counsel Pursuing the Highest Possible Verdict or Settlement in Your Case

When a defective door accident occurs, medical expenses can quickly add up. You may also lose a significant amount of time from work due to your injuries. It’s important to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable for the economic and non-economic damages they caused you to suffer. 

By filing a personal injury action, you may be able to recover your monetary losses, including your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, and the out-of-pocket costs you incurred in connection with the accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life you experienced due to your door accident injuries.

With a focus on providing high-quality representation and personalized attention, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. is committed to ensuring a favorable outcome is obtained in your case. Whether we negotiate a settlement or bring your case to trial, we work tirelessly to secure the highest verdict or settlement possible for your damages.

Contact a Skilled New York Defective Door Accident Lawyer

If you have been the victim of a defective door accident due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial recovery for your injuries. However, it’s vital to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who can obtain the best possible results in your case. Offering reliable counsel and skillful advocacy, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been successfully representing clients in premises liability claims for more than three decades.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.