purchase, george & murphey.

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Erie, PA Elevator Accident Lawyers

Escalator Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA, Holds Property Owners Accountable for Clients’ Injuries in Erie County, Crawford County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Have you suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on an elevator or escalator on somebody else’s property? If you’ve fallen due to a dangerous or defective condition of an escalator or elevator, you deserve to seek financial compensation and accountability from a property owner whose negligence created or allowed the hazardous condition that caused your fall. Get experienced legal help to take on big corporations and insurers to demand financial recovery. The Erie, PA, elevator accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., will fight for your rights and interests. Since 2010, our legal team has advocated for injured clients throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Our team combines decades of success in courtrooms and experience in injury law and insurance defense. We take a collaborative approach to preparing our clients’ cases, using our collective knowledge to develop effective legal strategies to fight back against insurer tactics designed to avoid liability for the harm and loss caused by property owners’ negligence. 

When you’ve been injured in an elevator/escalator accident caused by a dangerous or defective condition, you may have the right to pursue financial recovery for your harm and loss. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for a free initial case evaluation to discuss your legal options with our knowledgeable escalator accident attorneys in Erie, PA. 

Common Causes of Elevator/Escalator Accidents

Staircases can become hazardous to traverse when poor construction or lack of maintenance creates dangerous conditions. Some of the most common hazards that lead to staircase accidents include:

  • Broken steps
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Slippery or sticky substances
  • Defective construction or workmanship
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Defective elevator/escalator components, such as motors or sensors, which cause unintended escalator acceleration or premature closing of elevator doors
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Injuries Caused by Elevator and Escalator Accidents

A slip or trip on an escalator or an accident with an elevator can lead to severe, potentially life-threatening injuries, especially if a person falls down a long distance or gets crushed by equipment. Examples of injuries that can occur in elevator/escalator accidents include:

  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament sprains/tears
  • Muscle or tendon strains/tears
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries and bleeding
  • Facial injuries and scarring
  • Traumatic brain injuries

What Compensation Can You Recover After an Elevator or Escalator Accident

Depending on the injuries you suffered in an accident involving a defective or dangerous escalator or elevator, you may have the right to recover compensation for financial and personal losses you’ve incurred due to those injuries. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Erie, PA, elevator accident lawyers will fight hard to secure maximum financial recovery for your:

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation, including hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, pain management care, or physical therapy
  • Long-term care and support services for prolonged or permanent disabilities, such as home health services or housekeeping assistance
  • Loss of wages/income if your injuries keep you out of work or reduce your earning capacity
  • Loss of future earnings and employment benefits if you become permanently disabled from your job or other work
  • Physical pain and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life because of disabilities or visible scarring/disfigurement

Let the Erie, PA, Elevator Accident Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Pursue Your Legal Claims

Suffering an accident with a dangerous elevator or escalator can leave you with catastrophic injuries. You may be faced with a long road to medical recovery, all while you are out of work due to your injuries. Although you deserve to have the time and space to focus on healing, you also need financial relief for your losses. The escalator accident attorneys in Erie, PA, from Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., can assist as you put your life back together by handling the details of your legal claims while you dedicate your time and energy to your treatment and rehabilitation. Turn to our firm for help with:

  • Gathering evidence to build your case, including accident scene photos, surveillance footage, witness testimony, and maintenance records
  • Identifying potentially liable parties and evaluating your legal options based on the claims you may have
  • Obtaining your medical records, bills, invoices, and receipts to document your injuries and losses
  • Filing your claims with at-fault parties and insurance companies
  • Dealing with adjusters or defense attorneys
  • Aggressively pursuing maximum compensation through a settlement or by going to court and trial in your case, if necessary

Contact Us for a Free Claim Review to Discuss Your Options with Our Knowledgeable Escalator Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA

After getting hurt in an elevator/escalator accident, get the legal help you need to pursue financial recovery for your medical bills, lost income, or pain and suffering. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how our Erie, PA, elevator accident lawyers will fight to recover the compensation and justice you deserve. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Elevator Accidents in Erie, PA