Los Angeles Heavy Equipment Attorney
Injured in a Heavy Equipment Accident? Call (866) 884-1717.
Serious accidents can occur when cranes, tractors and other heavy equipment malfunction. (For example, bone-crushing injuries and severed limbs may result.) When the accident was caused by a defect in the equipment, the injured parties likely have a claim for compensation.
These claims can get complicated, however. This is because it may be difficult to figure out what type of defect is to blame: a design defect, a manufacturing defect, a defect arising from the failure to warn, etc.
If you have been injured in a heavy equipment accident, our lawyers will help you get to the bottom of your case. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we will dive right in to investigate the accident and, if needed, consult experts. We will also fight back against any efforts made by the at-fault party to pass the blame over to others.
Put Your Case in Good Hands
Those who have been injured in heavy equipment accidents receive aggressive advocacy at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, an industrial machinery accident law firm serving Los Angeles.
Our legal team seeks full compensation for our clients, such as for medical expenses, hospitalization, and pain and suffering, among other damages. Where there has been amputation or another permanent injury, we will seek compensation for lost earning capacity. Attorney David Shoop and our legal team make every effort to settle cases by negotiation, but if the corporation refuses to be reasonable, we are ready to seek maximum compensation in court.
Contact us online today and schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles heavy equipment lawyer.
Who Is Responsible for Heavy Equipment Accidents?
For a heavy equipment accident case involving a product defect, one or more of the following parties may be at fault:
- Product designer: The designer will be liable for any defect present in the design of the product. For instance, if a piece of heavy machinery was designed to have fewer gaskets than it needed, it would have a defective design.
- Product manufacturer: When the defect was born during the manufacturing process, the manufacturer will be liable for any resulting accidents. A couple of examples include the use of the wrong chemicals and the incorrect assembly of the product.
- Retailer or distributor: The defect may be attributed to the retailer/distributor if it sold a recalled or poorly maintained piece of machinery, especially if it did not warn the buyer.
It would be impossible to list all the potential defects a piece of heavy equipment may have. No matter if (a) you noticed the equipment seemed unreasonably dangerous before the accident or (b) the accident was sudden and unexpected, we urge you to consult a Los Angeles heavy equipment attorney.
How to Seek Compensation After a Heavy Equipment Accident
When a product defect is to blame, you will almost always need to file a third-party civil lawsuit directly against the designer, manufacturer, distributor or retailer. In California, those injured have no more than two years to sue the correct defendant. Our attorneys can help you meet this deadline, as well as figure out whether any exceptions apply to your case.
If a lawsuit is successful, the victim may be compensated for:
- Medical bills
- Missed time from work
- Lost wages/earnings
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Vocational training, if a career switch is needed
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental trauma
If you were injured at work, you may have the option to go through workers’ compensation insurance. You might benefit more from a third-party civil lawsuit, however. Workers’ comp will not reimburse you for pain and suffering or other losses that did not come with an itemized bill (in other words, non-economic damages).
Strengthen Your Case: Hire an Injury Lawyer
With over 35 years of experience, Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and acumen to the table. We will work to secure your maximum compensation from the at-fault party—and we won’t back down when it comes to your rights. Our courageous representation and results-oriented approach are evident in the more than $550 million we have recovered for our clients.
Call (866) 884-1717 to get in touch with a Los Angeles heavy equipment attorney today.