The Turkewitz Law Firm

New York Personal Injury Attorney ♦ Medical Malpractice ♦ Trial Lawyer

Serving Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk Counties
Eric Turkewitz
228 E. 45 St., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 983-5900

New York City Elevator Accident – Malfunctioning Door – Knocked Down, Torn Rotator Cuff - Surgery

Settlement: $100,000
Case: Anonymous v. Anonymous (Apartment complex) and Anonymous (Elevator Maintenance company)
Court: New York County (Manhattan)
Date: 4/6/2009

Plaintiff Attorney: Eric Turkewitz, The Turkewitz Law Firm, Manhattan


Facts: Plaintiff was a 50-year-old women who was knocked to the ground when an elevator door malfunctioned and the door did not automatically bounce back. The electronic eye failed to work, according to the plaintiff’s expert. The defense would have claimed that no problems were found with the door on subsequent inspection.


Injuries: Plaintiff suffered a torn rotator cuff that required surgery.


This matter settled after a jury had been selected.



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