A sixty-four year old woman sustained a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting an elevator. This happened in a common downtown office building. The floor of the elevator was uneven due to a malfunction. When the elevator door opened, our client proceeded to exit the elevator. However, the elevator and the floor were not even. When our client stepped out of the elevator, she tripped on the uneven floor. This type of incident happens all too often, causing needless injuries and suffering.
In this particular case, our office was able to obtain $47,000.00 settlement. Further, our client’s personal injury from the trip and fall while exiting an elevator was settled without the need for costly and time consuming litigation.
Personal injuries from a trip and falls while exiting an elevator can happen anytime, anywhere. Trip and falls exiting elevators are becoming more and more common. The cause of this is usually improper maintenance. Almost everyone has experienced an elevator stopping an inch or two above or below the floor. And, if you are not extremely alert, you may experience a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting the elevator. If you or someone you know trips and fall while exiting an elevator, you should know that you may have the right to collect compensation for your injuries. Many times the elevator in question is not being properly maintained. Worse, sometimes the building management is actually aware that the elevator is malfunctioning. If you should sustain a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting an elevator, let us know so you can recover your rightful compensation.
If you sustain a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting an elevator, take these steps. File an incident report with the building management immediately. Document the cause of the trip and fall. Go to the hospital or doctor the same day. Take pictures of your injuries. If possible, take pictures of the malfunctioning elevator. And, call our office as soon as possible. Remember, a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting an elevator can be extremely traumatic. Serious and long-lasting injuries can result. And, substantial medical bills can be incurred. Do not wait to make your claim. If you sustain a personal injury from a trip and fall while exiting an elevator, call us immediately.