Elevator Accidents

Chicago Injury Attorneys Obtain Maximum Compensation for Victims

Jerry A. Latherow and Bridget Duignan build personal relationships with their clients. They consider it a privilege to serve each individual that they represent. The Chicago-based Latherow  & Duignan Law Office has obtained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million in a variety of personal injury matters. If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an elevator accident in the Chicagoland area, Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan can work to hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries or your family’s loss.

The Chicago injury lawyers at Latherow  & Duignan Law Office help families from all over Illinois who have been victims of elevator accidents. You will always speak to a compassionate, concerned attorney and not pushed off to the legal staff. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan will work to get you and your family the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries or your family’s loss.

Experienced Elevator Accident Litigators

Elevators in the United States make an estimated 18 billion passenger trips per year, but there are only a handful of inspectors to perform annual checkups for the nearly 26,000 elevators in the Chicagoland area. If you sustained injuries in an elevator accident anywhere in Illinois, Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan can investigate to determine whether the property owner, manufacturer or maintenance company was at fault. The Chicago-based Latherow  & Duignan Law Office handles elevator accidents such as those involving:

  • Communication failure
  • Defective governors, safety devices or interlock circuits
  • Door malfunctions
  • Electrical and circuit failures
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator car or door entrapment
  • Failure of emergency communication systems
  • Failure to maintain hoist cables
  • Interlock circuit bypass
  • Misleveling
  • Slip and falls from wet surfaces
  • Sudden acceleration or deceleration
  • Sudden stopping between floors

Chicago Firm Puts Clients First

Whether the elevator accident you were involved in was the fault of the property owner, a parts manufacturer or the maintenance company that maintained the elevator or escalator, Latherow  & Duignan Law Office can pursue the compensation you need to recover from your injuries or file a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one has died. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan are dedicated to securing justice for individuals who were injured and families who lost loved ones because of another party’s negligence.

Jerry A. Latherow is the immediate Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; he has been chosen by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 Illinois trial lawyers, and he has been chosen by his peers on the Illinois Leading Lawyer list every year since the award began in 2003, signifying that he is among the top five percent of all personal injury attorneys in Illinois. Bridget Duignan has written articles for and serves as a member of the Tort Litigation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association. She is a two-time elected representative of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association, and she is a columnist on personal injury matters for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. At Latherow  & Duignan Law Office, both Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan are proud that many of their clients are referrals from friends and families of individuals the Chicago-based firm previously secured substantial verdicts and settlements for.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident or had a loved one who was killed in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and financial difficulties. You can contact our firm today at (312) 372-0052 to schedule a free, confidential consultation, or you can fill out the form on this page to let us review your case.

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