Philadelphia Defective Machinery Attorneys

Representing Victims of Defective Machinery Accidents

From toaster ovens to snow blowers, machines are a part of our everyday life. We use them at home, at work, and even in our vehicles, and we rely on their convenience and efficiency to help us multi-task. When a machine is manufactured or designed incorrectly, those defects can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Whether at home or in the workplace, the use of a defective machine that you believe to be safe can result in severe injury or death.

The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Golomb Legalrepresent those who suffered preventable injuries using poorly designed or manufactured machinery either on the job or in the home.

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If you suffered an injury that you suspect was caused by defective machinery, please contact us at (215) 278-4449 for an evaluation your case.

Types of Defective Machinery

In addition to recovering compensation for victims of defective machinery, our experience in individual and consumer class action claims against the manufacturers of defective machinery has led to numerous recalls and increased safety measures for a number of products.

Our product liability lawyers have achieved notable verdicts and settlements in defective machinery cases including those involving:

  • Conveyor belt injuries
  • Snow blower injuries
  • Lawnmower injuries
  • Forklift injuries
  • Tiki torch injuries
  • Small kitchen appliances injuries
  • Power tools injuries
  • Construction equipment injuries

Defective Machinery Injuries

Any machine that has a moving or electrical part can contain a defect that could cause an injury. Injuries from defective machines include, but are not limited to:

  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Crushing injuries
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Electrical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Blindness
  • Head and neck injuries
  • And more

Who is liable for defective machinery accidents?

A machine can fail in numerous ways, including design defects and manufacturing errors. If the machine contained a design defect or manufacturing flaw or if there were inadequate warnings on the product, then you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for your accident.

Manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and even maintenance companies could all be held accountable under product liability laws. An experienced Philadelphia defective machinery lawyer will need to investigate all aspects of your accident to determine who is ultimately responsible for your accident-and your injuries. In some cases there may be multiple parties responsible for your accident.

Unfortunately, manufacturers rarely admit that their machine has an inherent defect in the design or construction. They may shift blame to the consumer or state that the product was not used in the manner in which it was intended. These tactics are designed to reduce the manufacturer’s liability and deflect blame. At Golomb Legal, we don’t let manufacturer’s hide behind these smoke screens. We fight aggressively to expose design flaws and product defects, so dangerous and defective machines are removed from circulation.

Whether a machine has a design flaw, is prone to a manufacturing defect, or lacks adequate warnings, our attorneys have more than three decades of success leading product liability cases backed up by the resources and the will to challenge the companies who exercise negligence in putting defective machines into the hands of consumers and workers.

How Do Machines Become Defective?

The cause of the machinery defect in question for your claim or lawsuit is important. Through our investigation, we can find that cause and how it happened, which will play heavily into assigning liability as mentioned above. Our highly experienced Philadelphia defective machinery lawyers know how to find evidence of failures and defects to build your case and excuse you of any liability.

Machinery defects can take three forms:

  • Design: A problem with the design of the machine or the inner workings of the machine makes it unsafe to use.
  • Manufacturing: A problem with the manufacturing process—the stages between design and the point of sale—make it unsafe to use.
  • Marketing: A problem with the information provided about the machinery, either through ads or included instructions, makes it unsafe to use.

Bring Your Case to a Winning Firm – Call Now

Companies that manufacture machines and household equipment of all sorts can often afford powerful defense firms when they are sued for a dangerous defect. Many corporations even have a legal division on staff to immediately challenge any claims filed against the company. Don’t let your case get pushed around by defense teams when you know that you did nothing wrong.

Come to Golomb Legal. in Philadelphia to get strong representation from a winning team of defective machinery accident attorneys. We are ready to stand up in your name, fight for every penny of compensation owed, and possibly, even help ensure changes to manufacturing safety occur, so the same injury and accident never happen to anyone else.

Golomb Legalhas successfully represented individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States. Call (215) 278-4449 for a free case evaluation.

Defective Machinery Accident FAQ

What is the most dangerous piece of machinery in the average home?

Throughout your home, you probably own many different pieces of machinery, equipment, and appliances. Which one is the most dangerous? In many households, power tools are technically the most dangerous, especially table saws and circular saws. Homes with lawns might also have a statistically dangerous piece of machinery: the lawnmower.

What does strict product liability mean?

When a product manufacturer is held to strict liability, the plaintiff in any claim against them will have a lower evidential bar to exceed. Specifically, the plaintiff must only prove that the product was defective or performed against the manufacturer’s expectations. The manufacturer’s intent for the product, its design, and its use are not considered in arguments of strict liability.

How much time do I have to file a defective machinery accident lawsuit?

You could have as few as two years to file a defective machinery accident lawsuit against the product manufacturer if your accident happened in Pennsylvania. Waiting a full two years is not recommended, though. The sooner a claim is filed, the more evidence can be available to use to build the case.

What is fraudulent concealment in a defective machinery case?

In Pennsylvania, special statutes of limitations can be used when “fraudulent concealment” occurs. Regarding defective machinery cases, if the manufacturer attempted to hide evidence of the defect or the harm it has caused, then the state’s two-year statute of limitations can begin when that evidence is discovered, rather than when the plaintiff’s injury happened.

Can the damages I received be limited by my liability?

Pennsylvania uses a modified comparative fault rule for defective machinery claims. A plaintiff with 51% liability or greater can’t make a recovery against the defendant. However, the strict product liability rule makes it difficult to assign much or any liability to the plaintiff once it has been convincingly proven that the machine was defective.

Is it expensive to hire a defective machinery lawsuit attorney?

Our defective machinery lawyers offer contingency fee agreements to our clients. This type of payment agreement means we won’t expect or collect any attorney fees unless we win your case, such as getting a favorable settlement or court award for you.

Over $2 Billion Won in Verdicts and Settlements

  • $410,000,000 Bank of America Class Action
  • $358,000,000 Benicar Drug Settlement
  • $250,000,000 Granuflo Medical Device Settlement
  • $162,000,000 JP Morgan Class Action
  • $137,500,000 Citizen Bank Class Action
  • $130,000,000 Against Credit Card Companies
  • $90,000,000 PNC Bank Class Action
  • $70,000,000 TD Bank Class Action
  • More Than $65,000,000 On Behalf of Attorneys General
  • $62,500,000 TD Bank Class Action