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Injuries from Defective Industrial Equipment

Los Angeles Product Liability Lawyer

Hazards on the job can be very risky for those who work in factories or use heavy machinery. Industrial equipment such as work platforms, cranes, boom trucks, aerial lifts, tractors and steam shovels can cause serious injury to individuals when they malfunction. There are many reasons why this occurs. It can be due to design defects, manufacturing defects or marketing defects. It may also be due to negligence on the part of the employer.

Whatever the case may be, finding a Los Angeles product liability attorney after an injury from using defective equipment should be your first step. Establishing liability can be a complex matter requiring knowledge of industrial equipment as well as the law of the area. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, lead attorney David Shoop has the experience and knowledge to advocate for clients in cases where dangerous products have caused harm during average use.

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Theories of Liability in Defective Equipment

A defect in industrial equipment can be in its design. For instance, a saw with no safety guard is sure to hurt someone at some point. That would be the fault of the designer or it may have been a fault in manufacturing. The instructions may fail to warn that the saw causes splinters so goggles should be worn. Due to their being no warning, and individual may suffer serious injuries.

These are some other common examples of equipment defects:

  • Broken on or off switches
  • Defective wiring or improperly grounded machine
  • Crane or conveyor belt malfunctions
  • Faulty farming or agricultural equipment
  • Falls from poorly laid scaffolding
  • Negligent product use from coworkers
  • Improperly labeled warnings

Liability may be based on breach of warranty, where the manufacturer says in its literature that the equipment can do a particular function. Some warranties are implied by law. Proving negligence is often hard for a customer to do, courts hold that a manufacturer has strict liability for the damage its products cause. That is why you need to have a Los Angeles product liability lawyer on hand to manage your claim and find you a proper settlement.

Retain Invaluable Legal Advice

When you need an attorney who can work relentlessly in your favor, look no further than Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation. Attorney David Shoop has the knowledge and resources to hold huge corporations accountable for the damage their equipment causes. He can examine every detail in your case to pinpoint where liability is held. His skill in court is known to industrial equipment company attorneys and enables him often to achieve favorable results quickly.

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What to Expect

As Our Client

At the Beverly Hills law firm of Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we truly believe that "This is Your Firm." You will not find a more balanced team of trial attorneys and legal professionals who genuinely care about their clients and deliver proven results. We have continued to successfully achieve high-dollar settlements for injured victims for more than 35 years combined.

  • Results-Oriented Legal Counsel

    Our firm has been recognized nationally and locally for achieving landmark results, including multi-million dollar recoveries!

  • Experienced Advocates

    Our team draws on more than 35 years of combined experience to help represent clients to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Client-Centered Service

    Our client services are focused on you, your rights, and your best interests. We proudly give the innocently injured a powerful voice.

  • Complimentary Consultation

    You can get started on your case today by calling us. We would be happy to review your case at no charge or risk to you.