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Louisiana Equipment Malfunction Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Louisiana

Most job sites in the industrial or construction industry require daily use of large machinery and heavy duty equipment. On occasion, the equipment can malfunction, which can cause life-changing, catastrophic injuries to the operator as well as those in the vicinity.

At Plotkin, Vincent & Jaffe, we can handle a wide range of complex product liability claims, including those involving equipment malfunctions. We can evaluate the details of your accident to determine whether the equipment was unreasonably dangerous and the malfunction was related to a defect in the design, construction, or composition of the equipment. We also will evaluate whether there were inadequate warnings.

Equipment or products that have been known to malfunction during use:

  • Drills
  • Motors
  • Welding equipment
  • Forklifts
  • Power tools
  • Construction machinery
  • Scaffolds
  • Cranes

Common Causes of Equipment Malfunction

Equipment malfunction can be caused by a variety of reasons, namely negligence during the manufacturing or design process.

The manufacturers could have produced a product with defects or failed to provide adequate instructions on the proper handling or operation of the equipment. Certain heavy-duty equipment can only handle a certain amount of workload, anything beyond can lead to malfunctions.

Equipment that is poorly maintained or worn out can also lead to malfunctions.

Serious Injuries from Malfunctioning Equipment

When heavy-duty equipment malfunctions, this can cause severe injuries, including amputations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, severe burns, and other permanent disabilities. Seriously injured victims are entitled to recover medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress, and other expenses associated with the injury.

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