NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a conviction the DA is calling the first of its kind, a Brooklyn elevator repairman has been criminally convicted for the injuries suffered by a woman caused by his poor work, the New York Post reported. (Repairman Sentenced After Faulty Elevator Cripples Woman, March 20, 2015). The defendant, Jason Jordan, was convicted of felony assault upon a finding that he acted recklessly in failing to follow elevator safety guidelines that govern repair work. He will face 3 months behind bars.
Debra Jordan wrote to the court describing the pain she suffered during the accident and the pain she continues to suffer afterwards. She is reportedly bound to a wheelchair and dependent on others, feeling her life has been destroyed. The defendant is reported as saying he was "extremely remouseful."
"A conviction like this goes to show just how seriously the city is taking the responsibility some people have to protect our safety," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "We often take it for granted that an elevator will operate as it is supposed to, but even the best elevators need routine maintenance, and when people cut corners with the safety of others, there are consequences."
"Another piece of information people should know is that the injured woman could now use this conviction to help her win a civil claim against the defendant. This is typically true of anyone injured by someone who is first held criminally liable for his or her conduct. An experienced attorney will know how to use this information to your benefit and ideally expedite the process of obtaining for you the monetary compensation you deserve in civil court. But whether or not there is a criminal conviction involved, victims of accidents are always best advised to seek the help of an attorney in filing a claim and fighting for their rights—its never easy, and your chances of success can be far better with an expert to guide you along the way. And remember, the consultation is free, and you only ever pay a fee if you win, so virtually anyone can afford a personal injury attorney."
If you or a loved one has suffered and injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of an elevator accident in New York, you should contact a New York Elevator Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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