Elevator Accident Victim Wins Substantial Settlement
Personal Injury attorney Roger Gordon won a substantial settlement for a 34-year-old security guard whose back was injured in an elevator accident. As part of his routine nightly inspection, our client activated a button that held the elevator door open when he inspected the elevators. One night after completing his inspection, he reactivated the elevator, while standing with one foot in the lobby and one in the elevator. The sensors, which should have prevented the doors from closing when sensing a body part, failed and both the inside and outside doors closed on his leg. He lost his balance, fell, and felt pain in his back, leg and foot. After nine months of treatment, including back surgery, our client was still in pain. Prior to the accident, our client used to exercise on a regular basis.