Many Fresno employees work with heavy-duty machines and other industrial equipment while on the job. Unfortunately, not all machinery is safe and free of defects. Dangerous products can cause severe injuries, leading to financial hardship and emotional trauma. If you are injured in a defective machinery accident, the attorneys at Freedman Law can help. Our defective machinery injury attorneys in Fresno can fight for your right to compensation and hold the manufacturer accountable for its dangerous product.
Why Seek Assistance With a Defective Machinery Claim?
For more than 20 years, our lawyers have assisted clients in the Central Valley with injury claims.
Our law firm will assume the risk for your case. We operate on what is known as a “contingency fee basis,” meaning that you will not be charged out-of-pocket legal fees unless we successfully secure an award in your case.
We maintain constant communication with our clients and have the largest support staff of any personal injury firm in the Central Valley. Our team stands by you throughout the entire legal process.
What Are the Dangers of Defective Machinery?
Heavy machinery can be dangerous to operate on its own. When a machine contains a design, manufacturing, or instructional defect, serious harm and even death can occur. Common injuries inflicted by defective machinery include the following.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe to use. If a product is defective in any way and harms a person, the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer may be liable for the victim’s injuries.
Under California product liability law, there are three main types of product defects.
Manufacturing defects: Errors may occur during the manufacturing process, leading to a defect. In many cases, manufacturing defects only affect one product or batch, such as a machine with a missing safety component.
Design defects: A product may be inherently defective based on its design. For example, a heavy machine may not have an emergency shut-off button. If an employee accidentally falls into the machine, other workers cannot quickly stop the machine and retrieve their colleague safely.
Failure to warn: Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products contain adequate warnings and instructions. If a manufacturer fails to include this information and a person suffers an injury as a result, it would be liable for the injuries.
In other cases, a machine’s defective condition may be caused by poor maintenance. Employers have a responsibility to conduct machine and equipment safety inspections, and to repair or replace defective machines. If an employer knowingly uses unsafe, old, broken, or malfunctioning equipment, he or she could be liable for any injuries that occur.
It can be difficult to know whether your injury was caused by a defective machine or someone else’s negligence. In these situations, an attorney from Freedman Law can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options for compensation. Our firm will leverage our resources to conduct a full investigation into your accident and identify the machinery’s defect.
Contact a Fresno Defective Machinery Injury Attorney
Are you recovering from a defective machinery accident in Fresno? The lawyers from Freedman Law can help. We invite you to contact us online or call 559-447-9000 to schedule your consultation with a Fresno defective machinery injury attorney.