We all ride elevators without giving a thought to possible dangers from the giant devices or the elevator shafts that bear them. But elevator mishaps kill about 30 people each year and injure 17,000, according to government statistics.
One such incident occurred on the night of May 17, 2021 in an apartment building in King of Prussia, Pa., where three people were reportedly injured, with one suffering a broken leg and another transported by helicopter with expected serious injuries. The third person was also hospitalized.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an elevator accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. The experienced lawyers at Kline & Specter, PC, can help. Our law firm has more than 40 lawyers, five of them also full-time highly skilled medical doctors, the most of any firm in the nation.
While there was no immediate word on what caused the accident in the King of Prussia apartment building, often such mishaps are caused by mechanical error or product defects.
Kline & Specter has won more than $10 billion in personal injury cases, many of those verdicts and settlements in product liability cases. In one highly publicized case, the firm won a $51 million verdict for a boy whose foot was severed in a mass transit escalator.
Our law firm provides free case evaluations. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if and when you are financially compensated, and costs incurred by Kline & Specter will only be charged if the client is financially compensated.