Injured in a Elevator Accident in Pennsylvania? What to Know

You are likely looking to recover compensation if you have been injured in an elevator accident in Pennsylvania. To learn more about filing a claim after an elevator accident, continue reading. For help with your upcoming claim, give our experienced Montgomery County, PA personal injury attorneys a call. Our legal team wants each of our clients to be able to recover the compensation they require to heal and move forward with their lives. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?

The most common cause of elevator accidents is negligence. Depending on the circumstances, the party that you can take legal action against after an elevator accident will change. For example, if the property owner knew of or should have reasonably known of the unsafe conditions and failed to fix them, causing your injuries, you are likely entitled to compensation in a premises liability claim.  However, if you were injured in an elevator accident as a result of a negligent elevator design or a negligent elevator manufacturer, you will likely have a valid product liability claim.

What should I do if I am injured in an elevator accident?

It is important that you do everything in your power to document the incident to increase your chances of filling a successful personal injury claim after an elevator accident. This means calling the police, notifying the property owner, collecting witness statements, taking pictures of the scene, and retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. They will collect further evidence to support your claim and satisfy the burden of proof. This may include recovering surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

What is the statute of limitations for elevator accident claims in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your elevator accident to file your persona injury claim. The sooner you can do so, the better. This is because if you fail to file your claim within this timeframe, you may risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To get started with this process as soon as possible, give our firm a call today. Our legal team will do everything in our power to recover the compensation you require to heal. To learn more about our services, contact our firm today.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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