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What kind of compensation could I obtain in a personal injury lawsuit after an elevator or escalator accident?

Each case is different, but you may be able to obtain compensation for expenses such as medical bills, replacing damaged property (clothing and jewelry) and for lost income, as well as for pain and suffering. It is not possible to say how much you could obtain, but our goal in every case is to pursue compensation from all liable parties to ensure your financial recovery from your accident.

In general the compensation sought in a personal injury lawsuit would include but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Medical expenses, including costs from emergency care, hospitalization, primary and follow-up treatment, rehabilitation therapy, medication, assistive devices, etc.
  • Lost wages from missed work or missed employment opportunity since your accident and in the future in cases of disability.
  • Property damage, such as for clothing, shoes, jewelry, eyeglasses, etc., damaged or destroyed in the accident.
  • Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional or psychological pain.
  • Physical impairment, such as from loss of a finger, hand, toes or foot, or paralysis caused by the accident.
  • Loss of relations with a spouse.

We would work to calculate all of your compensable losses, with an emphasis on analyzing your medical records to determine the extent of your injuries and your expected recovery. We work with medical consultants and, in some cases, life-care planning experts to project long-term needs of disabled clients.

Read more about how compensation in a legal claim is related the type of injury suffered.

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