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Heavy-Duty Equipment Malfunction On California Construction Sites

Using heavy-duty equipment is a daily necessity on a construction site. When that equipment causes an accident due to a defect or malfunction, the results can be disastrous. At Martinez & Schill LLP, our San Diego, California, construction accident attorneys are skilled in handling personal injury cases involving product defects. We strive to ensure that all liable parties, including the equipment manufacturer, are held accountable for injuries caused by defective equipment.

Defective Construction Equipment Accidents

All types of construction equipment, including power tools, can malfunction in any setting, but when heavy-duty equipment malfunctions, there are often devastating consequences. Serious injuries can occur from accidents involving:

  • Forklifts
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Compactors
  • Pavers
  • Dump trucks
  • Jackhammers
  • Excavators
  • Steamrollers
  • Cherry pickers
  • Cement mixers

If your machinery accident is caused by reckless or careless usage by another worker, you may have a case against that worker or that worker’s employer. Employers are required to properly train and supervise workers on heavy-duty equipment and to implement proper safety precautions. If, however, the accident is caused by an equipment malfunction, as is often the case, you may have a case against the equipment manufacturer or whoever was responsible for the care and maintenance of the equipment.

Even though California workers’ compensation law prevents you from suing your employer, you may still have a case against other liable parties, such as the general contractor, subcontractors, equipment owners or manufacturers. The specific circumstances of your accident will dictate liability.

San Diego Construction Accident Attorneys

Our lawyers will carefully investigate the cause of your accident. Our goal is to identify all liable parties in order to pursue the greatest possible compensation on your behalf. Serious injuries can result in a lifetime of expenses, and we endeavor to ensure that you are financially compensated for all your past, present and future damages.

If you have been injured in an accident involving defective heavy-duty equipment, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. An experienced San Diego construction accident attorney will meet with you and answer all your questions. We work with clients throughout Southern California and handle all our cases on a contingency basis. Call 619-512-5995 for our San Diego office or 951-290-3367 for our Riverside location.