Elevator and escalator related injuries have been steadily rising every year in the United States. Despite this rise in elevator and escalator injuries, the elevator and escalator industry has been very successful convincing accident investigators and the media reporting incidents to the public that most injuries are caused by horseplay, intoxication, unanticipated power surges, or some other type of misuse. We know from experience that these theories are not true! Sometimes the fault for elevator and escalator injuries falls on the manufacturer for using a defective design or failing to incorporate a safer alternative design. However, many times the fault for victims of elevator and escalator injuries is due to sloppy and careless maintenance. Lawsuits for elevator and escalator injuries cost thousands to litigate. The attorneys at Brach Eichler have the resources to properly investigate these complex cases and the experience to challenge these large corporations.
Lead trial attorney, Edward Capozzi, earned a $4.9 million dollar verdict against Schindler Elevator whose elevator plummeted several stories causing severe neck and back injuries to an occupant. A result of his great achievement and commitment to his client, Mr. Capozzi was inducted into the New Jersey Personal Injury Hall of Fame! (insert link) Later that same year, Mr. Capozzi recovered $1.075 million from Schindler Elevator after its elevator again plummeted causing an occupant severe injuries.