Our Elevator Injury Lawyer Helps Win Compensation

For many people, an elevator-related accident is one of the worst possible scenarios a person could experience. Because many elevator accidents involve falling from great height, injuries from elevator accidents can be extremely serious and even lead to death. Survivors may be left with mounting medical bills and tremendous pain and suffering at a time they are unable to work.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in an elevator accident that was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you received. While no amount of money can take away your suffering, fair compensation can bring a sense of justice, pay bills such as medical expenses and funeral costs, and remove your financial burdens to help you and your family rebuild your lives.

Pennsylvania laws regarding elevator accident cases are complicated. Making mistakes can be costly, as insurance companies and their attorneys will try to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible, so it’s best not to attempt to get compensation on your own. Fortunately, there is help available from the Philadelphia elevator accident injury attorneys at Wapner Newman. Let us take the burden off you by handling all investigations, negotiations, and legal hurdles involved with getting you the compensation you deserve, while you concentrate on your recovery.

We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the circumstances of your elevator accident and determine the best way to help. There are no fees to you unless and until we win your case, so call us today.

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How Our Elevator Accident Lawyers Work to Help You

Why Choose Us?

Elevator accident cases can be complex and involve multiple defendants, so having the right attorney on your side can make a major difference in the outcome of your case. Here are some reasons why you should consider Wapner Newman when you need outstanding representation:

  • We have extensive trial experience and we get results.
  • We have won millions of dollars for our clients, including a $227 million settlement for deaths caused by a Market Street building Collapse, believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history.
  • Our main personal injury attorney, Robert Miller has been recognized as a 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and a 2020 Best Lawyers In America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Philadelphia, PA.
  • We have the knowledge, connections, and resources to conduct a full investigation into your case and hire experts to testify on your behalf.
  • We offer free initial consultations to get you started.
  • We have incredible support staff and are available to you 24/7 for emergencies.
  • We treat our clients like family, as you can see by their testimonials.

When you hire our Philadelphia elevator injury lawyers, we will get to work for you immediately, aggressively fighting for justice and the settlement you deserve.

How Our Elevator Accident Attorneys Help You

Our Wapner Newman attorneys have won large settlements and jury awards on behalf of injured clients, and they are prepared to get to work immediately to win compensation for what you’ve been through.

When you have us on your side, our elevator accident lawyers will…

  • Listen to your version of how the accident happened, determine who the at-fault parties may be, and estimate what a fair settlement should be.
  • Make sure you get the medical treatment you need and that everything is properly documented.
  • Take care of all legal matters, filings, deadlines, and court appearances.
  • Investigate your case, gathering evidence such as photos and videos from surveillance cameras, and police, ambulance and medical records.
  • Interview witnesses and first responders.
  • Hire experts to reconstruct the accident and provide testimony as to fault and what happened and also experts to testify as to the costs you incurred and how your injuries affect your life and your future.
  • Handle communications and negotiations with the insurance company and their lawyers.
  • Take your case to court and handle all aspects of a trial if necessary

At Wapner Newman, we are here to help. We make sure our clients get the care and payment they need to rebuild their lives after a serious injury. Call us today while evidence is fresh and witnesses can be found.

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Compensation Our Elevator Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia May Win

You Deserve Payment for Costs of Your Injuries

If you’ve suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault, you deserve payment to help you cover the many costs you’ve experienced. In a successful lawsuit, our elevator accident lawyers can win an award that covers both your economic damages (for monetary losses) and your non-economic damages, for losses that do not have a specific dollar value but negatively impact your life.  These include:

  • Medical expenses. Including all past and future expenses related to your injury, such as ambulatory care, hospitalization, physical therapy, ongoing treatments and medications.
  • Lost income. A serious injury often results in time missed at work, which can impact the injured person’s income. An injury claim should include all income lost due to time missed at work and any future income that will be lost because of an injured person’s diminished work capacity.
  • Property damage. If you suffered any loss of or damage to personal property in an elevator accident, your losses should be factored into your claim.
  • Physical and emotional suffering. Some of the most devastating consequences of a serious injury are the pain, suffering and trauma that an injured person experiences. These costs aren’t directly related to finances, but they are still key damages that should be included in your claim.

Punitive damages. In some rare cases where there was gross or willful negligence that caused the elevator accident, you may also be awarded punitive damages. These are meant to punish a defendant that acted with a wanton disregard for others’ safety and to deter such behavior in the future.

Amounts of Damage Awards

There is a wide range of settlement amounts that can be awarded in an elevator injury case, from the thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances involved. The amount of damages you may receive in your individual case will depend on factors that include:

  • the extent and permanence of your injuries and whether you will need continuing care
  • the costs of medical care and expenses
  • lost wages and whether you will be able to return to work and earn a living
  • how the accident happened and which parties were at fault
  • the availability of insurance and assets that can go toward a settlement
  • your age, family situation, and earning capacity
  • the ability of your attorney to negotiate, build, and argue your case.

It’s important to know the true costs of your injuries when filing a claim. When you hire a Philadelphia elevator accident attorney at Wapner Newman, you can be sure that we will calculate all the damages you have experienced, so we can demand payment that meets your needs.

Types of Elevator Accident Cases

An elevator injury claim could be classified in many different ways, depending on the circumstances of your accident and the approach your attorney thinks is best for your case. Let’s look at a few different types of claims and how they might be relevant for people injured in elevator accidents.

  • Premises liability claim – If the elevator accident is the fault of the property owner or manager, as is the case if the owner fails to maintain the safety of the elevator, then the claim could be considered a premises liability claim.
  • Product liability claim – If your injury stems from a faulty elevator or elevator part, then the manufacturer can be held responsible for the costs you face through a product liability claim.
  • Workplace injury claim – Many elevator-related injuries are suffered by employees who work directly on or near elevators. In these cases, a worker might be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation benefits or through third-party liability claims.
  • Wrongful death claim – If an elevator accident leads to a fatal injury, Pennsylvania law (Title 42, Chapter 83  Section 8301) allows immediate family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party for damages. Damages that may be available in a successful Pennsylvania wrongful death claim include:
    • funeral and burial expenses
    • hospital and medical expenses
    • estate administration expenses
    • lost wages and benefits
    • compensation for the loss of household services, society, and comfort provided by the deceased
    • compensation for pain and suffering; loss of love, affection, and consortium for the surviving spouse; and loss of guidance, inheritance, moral upbringing, advice, love, and support for the deceased’s children
    • punitive damages to punish the defendant if actions were particularly egregious or willful.

It’s not always the case that a claim fits neatly into one of the above boxes. In some cases, multiple parties might bear responsibility for an injury, in which case a claim can be classified as several different types of claims.

Elevator Accident Attorney Must Prove Fault

When elevators are defective or malfunction due to poor maintenance, accidents and injuries can result, and the responsible parties may be held liable in an elevator accident lawsuit. Responsible parties may include the building owner, the elevator maintenance company, and the manufacturer of the elevator or its parts.

To prove fault, our elevator accident attorneys must legally demonstrate the following elements:

  • Duty: The defendant owed you a duty to take reasonable care not to cause you harm.
  • Breach: The defendant breached this duty and failed to exercise this care.
  • Cause: The breach of duty caused your injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered damages as a result.

At Wapner Newman, we help clients determine who was at fault for their injuries, so we can hold the at-fault party responsible and demand the payment they deserve. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, conduct interviews with witnesses and consult world-class experts to find out who should be named in your claim and produce the evidence necessary to prove fault.

We make sure we name all responsible parties when handling your case, as they all may have assets and insurance that can go toward a settlement.

Call the Elevator Accident Attorneys at Wapner Newman Today

If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in an elevator accident, you deserve a caring attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights and the settlement you deserve. These injuries can be very painful and costly, and the Philadelphia elevator accident attorneys at Wapner Newman are here to help. We make sure our clients get the care and payment they need to rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

Do not delay. Pennsylvania has a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. According to the law (Title 42, Section 5524), you generally have two years to file or the courts will refuse to hear your case.

Put the Philadelphia elevator accident injury attorneys to work on your case as soon as possible.

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