Elevators serve a great purpose because they make life quite convenient for us in tall buildings. However, that doesn’t mean they’re foolproof. According to a CBS News article, an elevator in a Philadelphia building had problems for years, and recently caused one man to become seriously injured.
People stated that the elevator, which is located in the Criminal Justice Center, was known to have problems for years. Most recently, a Sheriff’s Deputy was in the elevator when it suddenly shot upwards through the top level of the building. At the time of the article, the Deputy was in an induced coma because of the swelling in his brain. He was said to be in critical condition.
Ironically, the Deputy’s wife was also injured in an elevator in the same building. In her case the elevator dropped, and resulted in her breaking her ankle. There have been similar cases of other CJC employees reporting injuries over the years.
This type of situation could certainly happen in St. Louis, and if you’re a victim of an elevator injury, please know that you don’t have to suffer in silence. Talk with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer about your case, and learn more about what your rights are. You can file a claim, and the right St. Louis personal injury lawyer will provide you with the legal advice you need, and fight hard for you to be compensated.