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Lancaster PA Elevator Accident Lawyer

Office buildings, hotels, and apartment buildings are just some of the many places that have elevators. These buildings are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, and ensuring that the elevators are safe. When an elevator malfunctions and someone is injured or killed, the building owner, maintenance company, and elevator manufacturer may be held liable. If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in an elevator accident, you deserve a caring attorney on your side. A Lancaster elevator accident lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman will protect your rights after an accident. We will fight to get you full compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Elevator Accident Statistics

According to, U.S. elevators make over 18 billion passenger trips each year. Unfortunately, elevator accidents account for about 27 deaths and more than 10,000 injuries each year. People who work on or near elevators account for roughly half of all elevator fatalities.

About Elevator Accidents

Most elevator accidents are related to door malfunction, misalignment with floors, and passenger safety vulnerabilities. Types of elevator accidents include:

  • Door malfunction, such as getting caught in a closing door
  • Elevator plummet
  • Doors opening when no elevator is there, causing person to fall down shaft
  • Sudden speed change
  • Sudden stop
  • Floor misalignment leading to trip and falls

Elevator Accident Causes

Some causes of elevator accidents include:

  • wiring malfunction
  • entrapment
  • unbalanced leveling
  • incomplete repairs
  • incomplete maintenance
  • incomplete inspections
  • faulty wiring
  • open shaft
  • pulley system malfunction
  • mechanical breakdown

Elevator Injury Lawyers in Lancaster, PA

After suffering an injury in an elevator accident, you shouldn’t have worry about legal matters. An experienced elevator injury attorney will fight to get you compensation as you focus on healing. For a free consultation with a Lancaster elevator accident lawyer, contact Haggerty & Silverman at 717-397-3200. You can also explain your claim in an online contact form and an attorney will contact you. We have offices in Lancaster, PA where you can meet with our legal team.

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