$1.52 Million Settlement for Elevator Accident

An owner of a fabric warehouse was seriously injured when the cable controlling an elevator used as a lift snapped, causing it to fall while the plaintiff was riding it. The man, who is now 65, suffered compound fractures of both ankles and lower legs, requiring multiple surgeries. One of the surgical wounds became infected, resulting in a below the knee amputation of the right leg. It was claimed that the elevator was poorly maintained and was defective as it was designed without appropriate safety features, such as, a back-up cable or braking device. Blume Goldfaden partner, David Fried, handled the matter on behalf of the client.