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Personal Injury Lawyers in New Jersey, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, Files Lawsuit against Business for Child Trapped in Elevator Door.

Roseland, NJ - Six-year-old Zoe Garatziotis had her hand on an elevator door when her entire arm got sucked into the space between the door and the elevator wall. 

The incident happened in July 2023 when Loni Garatziotis and her children traveled from their Florida home to Hoboken, NJ. Loni and two other parents took their five kids to 1450 Washington at Hudson Tea, a nearby apartment for an afternoon swim. On the seventh floor, the elevator door opened, but Zoe’s arm slipped and got trapped. 

After frantic and heart-wrenching moments, one of the parents used a bottle of lotion for lubrication and pulled Zoe’s arm free three minutes later. Police and EMTs eventually arrived on scene and took Zoe to the hospital where she received 20 stitches on her wrist. Once the family returned to Florida, they made hospital visits weekly for three months to care for the wounds, and now, months later, Zoe has a large and rugged scar as evidence of the accident.

The family has since filed a lawsuit using the Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Team against the building’s owner, Taylor Management Company, and Kone Elevators and Escalators for negligence. 

Elevator and escalator-related injuries have steadily risen yearly in the US. Though horseplay, intoxication, unanticipated power surges, or other types of misuse cause most injuries, the fault of the elevator/escalator injury falls on the manufacturer. 

Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers has the resources to investigate these complex cases and experience to challenge large corporations for defective designs, lack of safety measures, or sloppy/careless maintenance. 

Lead trial attorney Edward Capozzi obtained a $4.9 million verdict * against Schindler Elevator whose car plummeted several stories, causing severe neck and back injuries to an occupant. As a result, he was inducted into the New Jersey Personal Injury Hall of Fame. 

The elevator accident attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers represent victims of mis-leveling, sliding door malfunctions, open shafts, sudden drops, and excessive speed. They investigate the facts of every accident and consult qualified experts in the mechanical engineering field to pinpoint the cause and determine the at-fault party. Then, they pursue a claim to recover medical expenses, emotional distress, and other economic/non-economic damages. 

The multifaceted team comprises compassionate counselors, passionate advocates, aggressive litigators, and strategists who get to the heart of a case while mastering every detail. Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers approach each case with personalization, offering support during exceptionally trying times. They also answer questions promptly, recommend additional services, and provide regular case updates. 

Besides elevator accidents, the firm goes against insurance companies and third parties for victims of motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, defective products, traumatic injuries, and wrongful death. 

About Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers

Trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have decades of experience with personal injury litigation. They understand the difficulties victims experience to leverage their knowledge, skills, and networks to handle a case. Additionally, they are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court. 

*Attorney advertising. Results may vary. 

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Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
Contact name
Edward P. Capozzi
Contact phone
(973) 364-8300
Contact address
101 Eisenhower Parkway Suite 200
United States

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