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There are few accidents more jarring and unexpected than those that occur in elevators. Unfortunately, elevator accidents do happen, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in one, you most likely require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process:

What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?

Elevator accidents can occur for many different reasons, as they are complex machines. Elevator accidents generally happen due to drive malfunctions, faulty wiring, pully malfunctions, computer issues, property owners failing to maintain them, negligent designs, and more.

Who is responsible for injuries sustained in elevator accidents?

If you are injured in an elevator accident, you will have to hire an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party for your injuries. For example, if we determine that you were injured because a property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions, failed to fix them timely, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance that we will file a premises liability claim. That being said, if we determine that your injury occurred due to a negligently designed/manufactured elevator, there is a very good chance that we will instead file a product liability lawsuit on your behalf.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in Pennsylvania, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, which means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is ask.


There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.