Elevator Accident In Philadelphia
Elevator Accidents can be newsworthy disasters. Suppose you are in a building and must get to the 15th floor. Then, without warning, while you are on your way, the elevator abruptly stops, causing you and everyone else on the elevator to fall to the ground. Even worse, you are now hurt and trapped in this small, confined space with other potentially injured and/or panicked passengers.
Whether you are on the job or just visiting a multiple-story building, every time you step on an elevator, you put your health and life in the hands of another. Hotels, office buildings, and apartment complexes are just some of the many places that have elevators.
These buildings are responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and ensuring that these vertical forms of transportation are safe for use. If an elevator malfunction causes someone to become seriously injured or killed, the building owner, elevator manufacturer, and maintenance company can all be held liable.
Part of your claim involves your status on the elevator. Are you an invitee: a Tenant of the building, a delivery person, or a person on the property to visit another tenant? The building owes business invitees the highest duty of care when on the property. The building must have a qualified elevator inspector routinely inspect the inner workings of the lift so that it does not malfunction or stop while carrying passengers. The building, the elevator company, or even the elevator maintenance company can individually or jointly be held responsible.
Choosing a Philadelphia Elevator Accident Lawyer
Being in an elevator accident is often a horrifying event, one which can last in your mind for years and years to come. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers and staff are available for a free consultation should you have any questions or concerns about your Elevator Accident.
Elevator Accidents can be classified into several types (even though they all end with a Personal Injury). The first involves a defect in the elevator’s parts or manufacturing, i.e., a malfunctioning motor. Another type of elevator accident is improper maintenance and repair that causes the elevator in question to fail.
If you or a close friend or family member was hurt in an elevator incident, Contact a Philadelphia Injury Attorney for an immediate free consultation. If you cannot come to the office for a consultation due to your injuries, lack of driver’s license, or any other reason, we would be happy to send someone to your home or any other meeting place for your convenience.