Posted: May 15, 2024

A lawyer talking to a client who was injured in an elevator accidentElevator accidents, though rare, can be alarming and dangerous. Knowing how to react in case of an elevator accident is important for your safety and well-being.

Here's a breakdown of what you need to do if you find yourself involved in an elevator accident.

Stay Calm and Assess the Situation

The first step is to remain calm. Panicking could worsen the situation and make it difficult to make rational decisions. Take a moment to assess the severity of the accident and check yourself and others for injuries.

Medical Attention

If anyone has sustained an injury, no matter how minor it may seem, they should immediately consider seeking medical attention. Even minor injuries may escalate into more serious problems if not treated promptly. Consider calling emergency services or heading to the closest hospital for assistance without delay.

Notify Building Management

Inform the building management or property owner about the accident as soon as possible. They need to be aware of what happened and may need to take steps to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Gather Information

Collect as much information as you can about the accident. This process may include taking photos of the scene, getting contact information from witnesses, and documenting any damage or injuries. This information may be valuable if you decide to pursue legal action.

Contact Legal Representation

It's vital to consult with a legal expert to grasp your entitlements and understand avenues for compensation. A lawyer can guide you through the legal procedures. They can also ensure you obtain the rightful compensation for any injuries or damages incurred.

Call to Discuss Your Situation Today

If you've been involved in an elevator accident, don't hesitate to contact Kline & Specter for assistance. Our skilled team of lawyers, specializing in personal injury cases, will offer their best to you during this challenging time.

Call us today at (215) 772-1000 to discuss your situation and find out if you have a valid legal claim. If you do, our lawyers will work diligently to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our firm handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York, and we work with local attorneys in other states as needed.