Lawyers For Philly Elevator & Escalator Fall Victims

escalators-in-phillyIn the greater metropolitan area of Philadelphia, there are hundreds of Skyscrapers, which contain countless escalators and elevators for employee use. While most elevators and escalators are inspected regularly, there are some companies that do not adhere to properly accepted maintenance schedules, often times leading to severe and even fatal slip and fall accident injuries. Some elevators may be poorly manufactured or designed leading to a slip and fall accident, while other elevator or escalator slip and falls can be rooted to a variety of other factors.

Typical Causes Of Elevator Slip, Trip, & Fall Accidents

Below is a list of potential causes of elevator and escalator injuries, note that this list is not comprehensive of all potential causes of accidents, however, our attorneys have assisted clients injured by the following causes. Potential causes we’ve previously seen include:

  1. Elevator doors closing quickly, or unexpectedly
  2. Design flaws
  3. Poor maintenance
  4. Defunct manufacturing of equipment
  5. Slippery floors or other walking surfaces
  6. Mis-leveling of elevators and elevator shafts
  7. Faulty safety devices
  8. Sudden movements on escalators

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Our attorneys believe that each lawsuit case is unique, and features its own guidelines for potential settlement or court verdict. For instance, where a slip, trip, and fall accident occurred can be extremely important to a future settlement. Our lawyers have seen slip and falls occur at a great number of locations, including at restaurants, office buildings, apartments, parking lots, and on government property. In most lawsuit cases against city and state governments, or wealthy private business owners, victims are likely to be overstretched for resources and troubled by additional legal protections. Hence, the importance of a trained, experienced, personal injury lawyer in securing maximum compensation.

Compensation is typically based on current and future medical bills, which will vary greatly depending on each victim’s injuries. Additionally, settlements will also account for a victim’s current and future lost wages, so that victims are taken care of properly in any condition. With the help of an expert slip, trip, and fall lawyer, victims can also attempt to secure additional compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, as well as loss of enjoyment of life.

Common Injuries

  • Bone fractures, hyperextensions, and dislocations
  • Ligament/Muscle tears, sprains, and strains
  • TBIs, concussions, and other severe head trauma
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Spinal cord damage, sometimes resulting in paralysis
  • Lacerations and scarring

Slip, trip, and fall accidents often result in devastating injuries that require rehabilitation and even surgery. In fact, over 700,000 patients per year are hospitalized due to injuries from fall injuries. Additionally, slips, trips, and falls are the most common cause of TBIs, concussions, and other severe head trauma, and are the cause of 95 % of hip fractures. Compensation for damages is greatly dependent on a variety of factors including an individual’s injuries, physical and mental trauma, and lost work.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys

At The Philadelphia Law Firm, our lawyers have aided victims in a diverse variety of ways, often times diligently working to secure our client’s sizable financial compensation. Thousands of victims have been helped by our team of attorneys, and our pool of substantial legal resources and services. If you or a family member have been affected by an elevator or escalator slip and fall accident, we encourage you to contact one of our attorneys. Our law firm believes that all victims deserve the extensive support that we can offer them. Therefore, we work on a contingency basis, meaning that our fee is free until we secure a client a settlement or winning verdict.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an elevator or escalator slip, trip, and fall accident, we encourage you to reach out to your attorneys online or via telephone at our 24/7 help hotline. You’re one phone call away from your complimentary legal consultation, and gaining the support and guidance that you and your family deserve during your time of need.