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  • Settlement for Worker who Fell Down Inadequately Illuminated Stairwell During A False Fire Alarm

    Case Summary:

    A fire alarm sounded in the office building where our client worked. As instructed, our client attempted to walk down an emergency stairwell to evacuate the building. The stairwell’s lights failed to adequately illuminate the steps, causing our client to fall.

    As a result of the fall, our client fractured her foot and injured her spine. After three surgeries our client was left totally disabled and unable to work for many months. Our client’s permanent injuries were life changing.

    Philadelphia personal injury attorney Richard K. Washington, Jr., a partner at Galfand Berger, LLP, coordinated a thorough investigation of the incident and determined that the owners of the office building had received numerous complaints about low light levels in the emergency stairwell prior to the date our client fell. The investigation also revealed that, on the date our client fell, the owners of the building were performing maintenance on their fire alarm system when they caused the system to sound a false fire alarm.


    When presented with Mr. Washington’s evidence and expert conclusions, this matter was settled for a confidential amount.

    Galfand Berger has been representing catastrophically injured clients and their families for over 65 years and has a long history of raising the bar for obtaining verdicts and settlements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    If you or someone you know has been injured, please call Galfand Berger toll free at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) to speak to Mr. Washington or email him at [email protected].

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