Defective or Dangerous Equipment
Design defect cases are a very specialized area of personal injury law. If you or a loved one has been injured by an industrial machine as a result of a dangerous design, only an experienced law firm should handle such matters.
Attorneys Chris Cagle and Bianca Rodriguez (working with Paralegals Shawntea and Gilbert) at the Cagle Law Firm.
We Protect Your Rights When Defective or Dangerous Equipment Cause An Injury
Poorly maintained industrial equipment and heavy machinery at worksites can cause serious injuries or death to those that are using the equipment, and even those around them. Even if an industrial machine is properly maintained by its owner, it may be inherently unsafe due to a dangerous design defect. For example, if an industrial machine is designed in a way that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to its user, and a safer alternative design was available at the time the machine was built, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by the dangerous design. After a serious construction or industrial accident, investigation may reveal the equipment itself was fundamentally unsafe. In some cases, similar accidents have occurred before but profit-focused manufacturers have failed to address the known risk and continuously put workers at risk.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an industrial machine as a result of a dangerous design, you must contact a law firm experienced in handling such matters. Design defect cases are a very specialized area of personal injury law, and only an experienced law firm should handle such matters.
One of the most critical steps in protecting your rights after you have been injured by a defective or dangerous machine is to preserve all of the evidence—including the machine itself. This requires experienced and decisive legal counsel working for you. An experienced Texas dangerous product lawyer will immediately file documents with the court, forcing the owner of the machine to keep it in the exact condition it was at the time of the accident, and make it available for inspection. From there, you must have a legal team on your side that knows what mechanical and design experts are needed to inspect the equipment and determine what went wrong.
Our Austin dangerous equipment attorneys have the proven ability to hold a negligent manufacturer or other liable party financially accountable. Call us today for a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and act quickly and effectively to preserve the evidence you will need to successfully recover the damages you are entitled to under Texas law.
A Machine Operator Injury Attorney Serving Travis County And Statewide Texas
We have experience litigating cases involving serious workplace injury and death against manufacturers of dangerous heavy equipment. We have access to qualified experts and other resources required to determine whether an industrial accident was caused by a design or manufacturing defect, inadequate maintenance or other factors. Our capabilities extend to cases of:
- Some heavy equipment machines used in construction projects fail to provide an equipment operator protection from a roll-over accident. Heavy Equipment used in many construction projects are not equipped with “Roll Over Protective Structures,” known in the industry as “ROPs.” When heavy equipment does not have adequate “ROPs,” a roll-over accident that should be survivable can be tragic.
- Defects in ladders, scaffolding and other support equipment that cause worker falls from heights, often leading to disabling head, back, neck and other injuries.
- A vast range of other equipment defects associated with forklifts, wood chippers, power tools and other industrial products.
Whether you need to pursue wrongful death litigation or seek compensation for a traumatic brain injury, broken bones or other disabling injuries, we will evaluate and consider all options available to you under Texas law.
Your Austin Dangerous Product Law Firm will Find the Answers to these Important Questions:
Was the injury caused during the manufacturing process because the product was not built according to the design specifications?
Were the design specifications themselves dangerous?
Did the product cause and injury because it was not properly serviced or maintained, in accordance with the manufacturer specifications?
These are important questions that must be answered. Only an attorney experienced in these areas can formulate a strategy to get these answers and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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Austin's Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorney Chris Cagle has been selected as a Texas "Super Lawyer" from 2009 through 2019 by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine. Chris has also been included in the Multi MIllion Dollar Advocates.