Chicago Elevator Accident Lawyer – Elevator Accident Chicago
As “common carriers,” owners of elevators and escalators are required to protect their passengers from dangers they would not otherwise have encountered.
A quick glance at the Chicago skyline could tell you that elevators and escalators are a common form of transportation here. With any machine that moves people, the owners have responsibility for upkeep and maintenance. Consequently, when your elevator stops and the doors open, your first step shouldn’t be an 18” drop, causing you to crash to the terrazzo floor breaking several bones and causing a head injury.
Help for your situation
As you recuperate in the hospital you probably aren’t perusing through Illinois common carrier law to determine the liability of the building owner. Hopefully, you aren’t laying there worrying about your financial responsibilities and the medical bills you are racking up either. The Willens Law Offices has the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and assure you of the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We know Illinois law and a multitude of other important details related to your case so you don’t have to worry. You should just focus on your health.
Liability for your Chicago elevator accident injury
Elevators that don’t function properly, (as in your 18” drop) and poorly maintained escalators that may eat at your foot after tearing up you best shoes are the responsibility of the building owner. They are required to carry insurance for these kinds of accidents, so it should be easy, right? No. Insurance companies will investigate your accident, and adding insult to injury, attempt to show you responsible, at least in part, for your injuries. Matthew Willens at one time worked for insurance companies and knows their tactics. He won’t let them play their games and will work to show the building owner fully liable for your injuries.
Your rightful compensation
The attorneys representing the insurance companies have a single mandate, pay you as little as possible. They will do everything in their power to minimize your injuries and losses. We on the other hand rely on facts and the law. We itemize your medical expenses and follow recognized guidelines for predicting future medical bills. We also document your lost income and investigate to determine your future earning power, if needed. We also seek for pain and suffering within guidelines the court would approve, if we need to pursue that avenue.
An elevator/escalator accident is no small thing. In addition to your injury, the trauma may make it difficult or impossible to trust riding them again. PTSD is very real in these cases and your therapy may be part of your settlement.
Give Willens Law Offices a call as soon after your elevator/escalator accident as possible. Your initial free consultation will give you the hope and comfort you need.