Defective truck equipment can lead to serious and fatal injuries. Not only is the driver at risk if a part fails, so is everyone on the road.

If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident caused by a defective part, the Jaklitsch Law Group provides the experienced representation you need. Our Maryland truck accident attorneys are skilled at handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases. We know what it takes to win your case.

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Defective equipment cases may be the result of poorly manufactured parts. They can also result from poor maintenance of the truck or an improperly balanced load. Determining the exact cause of the part failure is important in determining the liable party and seeking compensation.

We have years of experience representing people injured by defective and dangerous parts. We will help by consulting accident reconstructionists, manufacturers and other specialists to understand how the part should have worked and to determine what went wrong. We also obtain access to the truck’s black box to help build our case.

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Were you injured when a gas tank exploded or an unsecured load littered the highway? Was a loved killed due to brake failure, defective tires (tread separation) or another product failure? You can be confident in our abilities to determine who is responsible for the faulty part and to recover compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional and physical suffering.

Being injured by defective equipment can be emotionally and financially traumatizing for both the injured party and their family members who rely on them for support. In order to be justly compensated for injuries sustained by a faulty piece of equipment, there are several factors to take into account. Consulting an experienced attorney is the best way to determine whether you are entitled to compensation over and above what worker’s compensation insurance provides.

What is Worker’s Compensation?

Worker’s compensation is a type of state mandated insurance that employees can utilize if they are injured on the job. This form of compensation will pay for any medical expenses related to the injury as well as any wages that are lost due to time off work. It may also pay for rehabilitation therapy and disability benefits if you are unable to return to work due to your injury. When you accept this form of compensation, you are in essence giving up your right to sue your company or the manufacturer for the harm you endured. In a case where there is no fault associated with the injury, this is an acceptable outcome. However, if you were injured because of a defect in the equipment, then you may want to consider taking legal action in order to ensure fair compensation.

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What are a Worker’s Options When a Company or Manufacturer is at Fault?

When a company or a manufacturer is at fault for a worker’s injury or death, then the injured party, or their family members, can petition the civil court for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. This type of litigation is intended to compensate accident victims, or their family members if they are deceased, not only for medical expenses and lost wages, but also for emotional pain and suffering. Personal injury and wrongful death claims are a way for injured workers to formally state that an employer and/or a manufacturer is liable for their injury and all the related expenses and outcomes. Not only does pursing the kind of claim help protect and support the injured person and/or their family members, it can often ensure that the responsible parties do not cause the same kind of accident in the future to other unsuspecting workers.

How are Fault and Liability Determined?

The laws regarding fault and liability can be complex and confusing. Consulting an attorney who is dedicated to helping people who have been injured or killed on the job is one of the best ways to ensure that your rights are upheld and that you will receive a just compensation package for your injury. Fault and/or liability can be determined in many ways, and could potentially involved several investigative agencies. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the primary agency that governs safety in the workplace, but there may be other entities involved as well, depending on the type and severity of the workplace incident.

What About Defective Equipment Injuries Outside the Workplace?

Personal injury suits are not limited to workplace incidents. Any time someone is injured due to a defective piece of equipment or product, they may be entitled to compensation. For example, if your new coffee maker explodes hot water on you and causes a serious burn, as long as you were using it in the manner specified, then you may be able to make a claim. The burn would have to be significant enough to affect your life adversely; like a long-term or permanent injury to your hand, or an injury that caused you to miss work and lose money as a result. It is important to note that in any product or equipment liability claim that the operator must be using the equipment in the manner that it is intended. If you are operating a product in an unsafe manner and you are injured as a result, then it is unlikely that the manufacturer would be found at fault.

Defective equipment and/or products can cause serious injury or even death, and therefore pose significant risk. If you or someone you love is injured or killed due to a manufacturer’s negligence, then you are entitled to receive compensation for that incident. Talking with an attorney who is familiar with the laws regarding personal injury and wrongful death is one of the best ways to ensure that your rights are upheld and that you will receive compensation commensurate with the severity of your injury.

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The truck accident attorneys of the Jaklitsch Law Group are committed to helping you determine what caused the accident and who is liable for your injuries. Please contact us today to discuss your case.

From our office in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County, Maryland, our lawyers represent people injured by defective truck equipment throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Call for a Free Consultation: 301-627-8700 or 866-586-6079

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