Elevators and escalators are inventions of convenience. However, even though these devices keep us from having to walk up flights of stairs, there are times when they can also cause severe injuries. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our dedicated team is standing by to help when you need a Philadelphia elevator and escalator accident attorney. We have the resources necessary to step in and investigate the claim, determine liability, and help secure full compensation for your losses.
Elevators and escalators are areas on private or public property where guests and visitors can sustain significant injuries if the devices are not properly inspected or maintained. There are various ways that elevator and escalator injuries can occur.
These devices are made up of hundreds of moving parts that require regular maintenance. Any of these moving parts impose a significant threat to a person if the parts are not working properly. Some of the leading hazards include body parts or clothing getting caught in the moving parts, which can lead to significant injuries or even fatalities. Additionally, injuries can occur in a less traumatic fashion. Something as simple as a broken railing on an escalator or a wet floor on an elevator can lead to significant slip and fall injuries.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our premises liability lawyers in Philadelphia have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained the following injuries:
When we turn to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code, it is clear that the Department of Labor and Industry has “the sole jurisdiction to approve the construction in use of all elevators and other lifting devices, no matter where they are located in Pennsylvania.”
Property owners have to gain initial approval and inspection from the state when they install a new elevator or escalator. Additionally, the law in PA requires that these devices be inspected every six or 12 months.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury on an escalator or an elevator in the Philadelphia area, turn to the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your claim in order to determine liability. Our goal is to recover compensation for your losses, which can include coverage of: