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Virginia Defective Machinery Lawyers

Who Is Liable for Your Injuries?

Defective machinery and equipment lead to countless injuries and deaths each year. Often, the victims of these accidents are workers who are required to operate heavy machinery on the job. If you or your loved one was injured by defective machinery, there may be any number of negligent parties. Depending on the type of defect—a design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect—anyone from the original designer of the product to the manufacturer to the distributor may be held liable.

At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we believe that no one should have to risk their health and safety while at work. When dangerous or faulty equipment causes devastating injuries or fatalities, we strive to hold the negligent parties accountable. Our Virginia defective machinery attorneys are committed to helping you secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

Contact our offices at (888) 635-9500 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. We are located in Virginia Beach and Richmond.

Common Machinery Defects

Like most product defects, defective machinery typically falls in one of three categories: defective design, defective manufacturing, and defective marketing. A piece of equipment that has a design defect is inherently dangerous—the machinery was designed poorly or in such a way that it is dangerous for normal use, even when manufactured correctly. Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, are introduced during the production phase. In such instances, only the pieces of equipment that are incorrectly manufactured are dangerous/defective. Defective marketing, somewhat counterintuitively, occurs when a product lacks proper safety warnings or cautionary labels. For example, if an electric drill does not come with instructions or warning labels, this can be considered a marketing defect.

At Breit Cantor, we assist clients with all types of defective machinery cases, including those involving:

  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Saw guards
  • Power tools
  • Circular saws
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Graders
  • Excavators
  • Wheel loaders

Our defective product team is equipped to handle these and other types of defective machinery cases. We understand the intricacies involved in this area of law and, with more than 300 years of combined experience, we are prepared to explore every avenue possible in our pursuit of the just compensation you deserve.

Types of Accidents & Injuries Caused by Defective Machinery

Unfortunately, due to the nature of heavy machinery, defects can lead to serious, even catastrophic injuries. Many accidents involving defective machinery are fatal. These accidents tend to disproportionately affect workers in certain industries where heavy machinery usage is common, including the construction, agriculture, maritime, and manufacturing industries.

Defective machinery often leads to the following types of accidents:

  • Workers falling or being hit by falling objects
  • Workers becoming trapped between equipment or within moving parts
  • Fires, explosions, and electrocutions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and other harmful substances

These and other similar accidents can lead to severe injuries, including:

  • Accidental amputation of limbs
  • Severe burns and disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Serious lacerations and scarring
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Head and brain injuries, including TBI
  • Loss of hearing/vision
  • Torn ligaments and other internal injuries

At Breit Cantor, we look at the unique aspects of each case in order to determine who is liable for your injuries or the death of your loved one. Whether the accident was caused by faulty wiring, low-quality manufacturing materials, improper supervision or training, overheated equipment, or insufficient warning labels, we can help you work to secure the justice and recovery you are owed.

If you need a defective machinery lawyer in Virginia, contact Breit Cantor at (888) 635-9500 today.

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