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Philadelphia Escalator Accident Attorneys

Attorneys for Elevator and Escalator Injuries in Pennsylvania

Both elevators and escalators have the potential to cause serious harm to passengers if they are poorly designed or not properly maintained. These large transportation devices are made to safely take people from one floor to another. However, with gravity and heavy mechanical equipment comes the potential for serious injury. At Metzger & Kleiner, we offer more than 40 years of experience to people throughout the Philadelphia metro area and the Lehigh Valley who have suffered a needless personal injury, including people hurt on escalators or elevators. Because we understand the stress and anxiety that come with a personal injury, we place a premium on personal service and attention. When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for an injury, we will work hard to be there whenever you have questions or concerns. We will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case and will carefully explain your rights and options, as well as your chances of success. Contact our office online or call us at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley to arrange a private meeting. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation.

Our Elevator Injury Practice

Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are familiar with the types of injuries that elevators can cause. You may become trapped in an elevator and sustain injuries while trying to escape. Being trapped in a closed space can also have long-term psychological effects. Open-ended elevators used by construction workers can pose a risk of amputation or crush injuries. We are also aware of the elevator malfunctions that can cause injury, such as:
  • Sudden stops
  • Accelerating or changing speeds
  • Hazardous stop switches
  • Failure to warn of potential injury
  • Elevator doors that won't open
  • Doors closing improperly
  • Sudden drops
  • Elevators that don't level properly

Protecting Victims of Escalator Accidents

Escalators are unique devices that require unique warnings. For example, some escalators have a plate at the top or bottom of the escalator. A child's foot or a shoelace could become lodged in the plate and so appropriate accident warning signs should be in place. If the warning signs are missing and you or a loved one was injured, you may have a personal injury case. People may also become injured if an escalator suddenly stops due to mechanical problems. Our attorneys are familiar with escalator accidents and can help you get compensation for your injuries.

Contact Our Office

To set up a private meeting to discuss your elevator or escalator accident with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley. Your first meeting is complimentary. We will come to your home or the hospital if necessary. We handle all elevator and escalator claims on a contingency basis. We won't charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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