Chicago Elevator and Escalator Injuries Lawyers

If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help protect your rights and your future. Elevators and escalators have many moving parts and require proper installation and careful upkeep. They can be extremely dangerous if they are improperly installed or poorly maintained. An accident can result in serious injuries and even death, so it is critical that property owners and managers make sure that elevators on their premises are well maintained and are safe for visitors, employees, and patrons.

The Chicago elevator and escalator injuries attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand the dangers posed by defective elevators and escalators. Our legal team also understands that property owners can and should be held legally accountable for any injuries caused by faulty equipment or unsafe conditions. Businesses, municipalities, and other property-owning organizations that use elevators and escalators have a serious responsibility to keep these machines safe for their visitors. If their negligence causes an injury, the victim may be legally entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about how an attorney from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you recover from an elevator or escalator accident, contact us today at 312-346-8620.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

If you have been seriously injured in an elevator or an escalator accident and want monetary compensation for your injuries, you may feel helpless, and you may not know what to do next. Even if you know that this was not your fault and that someone needs to be liable for your injuries, you may not know who was ultimately responsible. This can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, but you don’t have to go it alone.

These cases are complex and require the best legal representation at your disposal to get you what you need. Often property and business owners that have elevators and escalators on their premises have a team of lawyers waiting to make sure they are not held liable for any accidents. An experienced premises liability lawyer will be able to fight, so you don’t have to.

In order to win a case and get compensation, you need to prove that the accident happened because of negligence on the part of the property owner. You also need to prove the cost of your injuries, including lost income, medical bills, and more. It can be difficult to piece all the events of that day together, and you may not know how to find out if there was a maintenance issue. Fortunately, a lawyer can take care of these complex investigations for you.

It is dangerous not to hold negligent businesses accountable for the injuries they cause. Most elevator and escalator injuries are preventable. By pursuing compensation, you will not only be rewarded money to help with medical bills and other expenses, but it will also be an opportunity to incentivize business and property owners to be vigilant and maintain their escalators and elevators properly. This could prevent many injuries to unsuspecting victims in the future.

Why Choose Us?

Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC was founded in 1970. Our skilled legal professionals have been working with clients and getting them the compensation they deserve for years. Every lawyer at our firm has a strong background in handling personal injury cases. We have dedicated our lives to getting clients the monetary compensation they deserve to help their injuries. We understand that even though money does not make up for the trauma or distress that the incident caused, it will make it easier to recover from the devastating injuries you’ve endured.

The experienced and capable personal injury lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC will handle your case professionally and efficiently. You will never have to wonder what is going on or how the case is progressing. We understand that it is confusing, and we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are informed about what’s going on with your case.

A lot of times, clients are worried about having to pay the lawyers that are going to handle their case. However, the personal injury lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC are so confident we can win your case that we work off a contingency fee. That means that we will not get paid unless we win your case.

Trust the personal injury lawyers that have helped thousands of clients. To find out what the experienced professionals at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have done for others, feel free to read our many testimonials from our past clients.

Cases We Handle

Illinois law expects property owners to maintain any equipment that could potentially injure an unsuspecting person. This expectation includes elevators and escalators. Since these are complicated machines with many moving parts, property owners need to take special care in their installation and upkeep. Any one component could break at any time and cause a tragic accident.

Owner negligence and oversight can result in highly dangerous conditions. In turn, these conditions can result in devastating injuries. Our skilled lawyers are experienced in handling escalator and elevator accident cases that occur in various ways, including accidents caused by:

  • Gaps between the ground floor and the elevator or escalator floor
  • Broken, rusty, or poor-quality gears and pulleys
  • Faulty wiring for elevator buttons
  • Sudden drops or falls
  • Cluttered maintenance area
  • No signage indicating ongoing maintenance or faulty equipment

Any of these dangerous conditions can put people at risk. When an elevator or escalator malfunctions, victims can suffer from serious injuries including broken bones, muscle tears, lacerations, head wounds, and even death. Property or business owners should not be allowed to put the public in danger due to their careless errors in maintaining potentially dangerous machines. Regardless of what caused your fall, the lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help win your case and get you on the road to recovery. You may be eligible for compensation for many accident-related expenses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

The compensation you can recover will vary with the circumstances of your case. A lawyer from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can work with you to determine what compensation to ask for and from whom.

Contact Us

The premises liability attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC believe that innocent people should not have to pay for someone else’s oversight or shoddy maintenance. If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, you deserve monetary recompense to pay for your injuries and your distress. Call us at 312-346-8620 or chat with us online to discuss your legal options with a dedicated professional.

Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : December 5, 2023