Defective Workplace Products
Cranes, forklifts, scaffolding and other dangerous equipment found at construction sites and other workplaces can cause serious injury or death. Unfortunately, many accidents occur because the equipment was defective in the way it was designed, manufactured or installed.
Langdon & Emison, one of the nation’s pre-eminent product liability law firms, consists of attorneys with more than three decades of experience representing people who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones in accidents involving defective machinery and equipment. If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one due to an accident involving heavy machinery or equipment, contact our firm at 800-397-4910 to find out if a product defect could be responsible.
A Firm that Wins Product Defect Cases
People injured in heavy machinery accidents come to Langdon & Emison for legal help because we have a proven track record of success. Our verdicts and settlements across an array of product liability litigation total more than $700 million in recoveries for our clients. Below is one example of a case we successfully resolved involving a defective workplace product.
Boom Truck Case, Coral v. Terex et al., Florida, Confidential Settlement
Langdon & Emison obtained a substantial settlement for the family of a Florida man who was killed when a mobile truck-mounted crane, or “boom truck” tipped over, crushing him to death. Cranes and lifts are often designed without adequate safety protections, such as an outrigger interlock, a system used to prevent the boom from being extended without the outriggers being firmly locked in place. Many other cranes are equipped with a safety device that would have prevented this accident, but the crane manufacturer decided it was not worth the cost, despite knowing the boom would still operate if the outrigger was not deployed.
Contact Langdon & Emison
You can learn more about dangerous and defective products — including cranes, lifts and heavy machinery — at our blog. Or, if you have been injured in an accident involving heavy machinery, call Langdon & Emison for a free case evaluation at 800-397-4910 or complete an online form.