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Elevators are everywhere, and because of this, most of us do not think twice before boarding one. Unfortunately, however, elevators are not always safe, and if you are someone who has been involved in an elevator accident, you are most likely now severely injured and require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have about elevator accidents:

What should I do after an elevator accident?

If you are injured in an elevator accident, you should first push the alarm button. From here, you should call the police, who will send additional help to the scene. Then, if possible, take photographs and pictures of the scene of the accident or any unsafe conditions that caused the accident and ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Once you are treated at a hospital, ensure you ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, whether that be the property owner or a negligent elevator manufacturer/producer.

How long do I have to sue a property owner for an injury in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in an elevator accident and wish to take action against the party responsible, you will have to do so within a certain period of time, known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than two years, for if you do, there is a very good chance you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf as soon as possible–all you have to do is ask.


We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.