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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.
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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:
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:
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:
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.
How long do I have to file an injury claim after getting hurt in an elevator or escalator accident? +
Under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, you normally have two years after an accident to file suit against a negligent property owner or manager. However, don’t wait to seek legal help from our Erie, PA, elevator accident lawyers. If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, the trial court can dismiss your case for being filed after the statute of limitations expired on your claims.
Who may be liable for an elevator or escalator accident? +
Depending on the underlying facts of your case, various parties may be liable for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered due to an elevator/escalator accident. For example, you might hold the property owner liable when a dangerous or defective condition on the escalator or elevator caused the accident, such as a slipping/tripping hazard or inadequate equipment maintenance. You might hold a property manager responsible for the accident if the manager had an obligation to maintain the premises. Similarly, you might hold a maintenance company responsible for the accident when the company was hired to maintain or fix the elevator/escalator and negligently performed its work.