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Cash Krugler & Fredericks Obtains Another Major Settlement in Elevator Accident Case

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

After 3 year old Jacob Helvey was catastrophically injured in a home elevator on Christmas Eve of 2010, his parents came to us with one wish – that this type of tragedy would never happen to another child. After litigating and ultimately resolving the Helvey case, our firm traveled to Washington, D.C. to present… Read More »

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Cause of Elevator Crash at Monument Revealed

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

An elevator near the Aswan High Dam in Egypt crashed last weekend, injuring eight people. The elevator is located in the Egyptian-Russian Friendship Monument near the dam. The elevator in the 72-meter-tall monument stopped on the first floor. Workers tried to lower it manually and it then fell 30 meters. All the injured visitors… Read More »

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Child Dies in Home Elevator Accident

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

A 12 year-old boy in Bradenton, Florida has died in yet another horrific home elevator accident. According to officials, Maxwell E. Grablin was searching for his pet hamster in the home’s elevator shaft when the elevator descended. He was crushed and pronounced dead on the scene by emergency responders.  His father, Patrick J. Grablin,… Read More »

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Elevators Can Be Dangerous to Dogs, Too

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

Nancy Husky, who lives in Maryville, TN, was taking her beloved dog Charlie on a walk when she got on an elevator in her apartment building. She thought Charlie was with her, but the doors shut on the leash and he was caught on the other side. As the elevator rose, the dog was… Read More »

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Elevator Injury and Death

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

Earlier this week, one family in Taoyuan, Taiwan, suffered a terrible loss. A 77-year-old man called for the elevator after visiting his daughter in her apartment complex. When the elevator arrived, the man stepped in, but the elevator shuddered and ascended quickly while the doors were still open. The force of the movement caused… Read More »

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Elevator Accident in New York

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

We regret to report that earlier this week in New York City, two men were injured in an elevator accident. The accident happened when the freight elevator in the old Western Union Building in Tribeca suddenly fell. An FDNY spokeswoman said the men were taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for multiple trauma… Read More »

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Elevator Safety Tips for Children

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

I was honored to be interviewed for CBS This Morning for its piece on the dangers of in-home elevators. The segment focused on the Nelson family and their son Jordan, and mentioned Jacob Helvey. The families of both boys continue to inspire my partners and me with their advocacy. They are determined to prevent… Read More »

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Elevator Safety Petition Filed by Cash, Krugler & Fredericks

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

We are pleased to announce that in partnership with The Safety Institute, Cash, Krugler & Fredericks petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to initiate mandatory rulemaking to set safety standards for residential elevators. The petition also requests a recall to repair current residential elevators with a hazard that has been responsible for numerous child deaths… Read More »

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The Emmy-Winning Series on Elevator Accidents

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

In recent posts, we’ve referred to the series that aired on FOX-5 after we alerted investigative reporter Dana Fowle to the dangers many home elevators can pose to children. We have been actively involved in getting the word out about the potential dangers of home elevators after representing the Helvey family, whose son Jacob… Read More »

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Family Shares Tragic Story to Prevent More Elevator Accidents

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

When tragedy strikes, we’re sometimes forced to quickly transition from shock to action. Communities and families set about mending what can be mended and reconstructing their lives in new circumstances. Personal misfortune often leads to a fierce resolve to create change – we don’t want others to suffer as we have. For Brandi and… Read More »

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