Defective Excavator Coupler Injuries

Los Angeles Defective Excavator Coupler Attorney

Excavators are heavy construction machinery used to dig holes, demolish, mine and dredge. Excavator couplers are used to attach a bucket, ripper or breaker to an excavator. Couplers are heavy pieces of equipment and if defective or not installed correctly, can cause serious injury or worse, death. Accidents involving excavator couplers don’t happen as frequently as other types of construction accidents, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported as many as 15 incidents involving excavator couplers over the course of several years. Of the excavator coupler accidents reported, 8 people were tragically killed.

If you or a loved one were injured in a defective excavator coupler accident in the Los Angeles area, schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable defective product lawyer at Adamson Ahdoot LLP. We will gladly sit down with you and ask questions about the incident  and resulting injury. Once we have gathered enough information, we will help you and your family members decide the best course of legal action. If you can file a personal injury lawsuit, we’ll walk you through every step of the process and work aggressively to get you financial compensation for injury-related expenses.

Determining the Cause of a Los Angeles Defective Excavator Coupler Accident

According to an OSHA report, excavator coupler accidents are usually the result of an unexpected release of the coupler. Most excavator couplers used today are called quick couplers, which allow for the quick change of an attachment like a bucket or ripper. If a coupler isn’t properly engaged and locked when an attachment change is made, it can release without warning and potentially harm workers.

Other causes of defective excavator coupler accidents, include:

  • Employers aren’t adhering to OSHA guidelines or other industry regulations
  • Employees aren’t properly trained on installation or testing procedures
  • Poor inspection or no inspection of coupler and excavator
  • Failure to obtain retrofits recommended by the manufacturer
  • Poor equipment maintenance
  • Poorly manufactured couplers and pins

Pursuing Justice After The Tragic Loss of a Loved One in a Defective Excavator Coupler Accident

Have you tragically lost a loved one in a defective excavator coupler accident? We know the emotional and financial consequences associated with your loss can be overwhelming. We also know your loss is even harder to fathom knowing it could have been prevented. Adding to the enormous loss you just suffered are your loved one’s final medical bills and mounting burial expenses. How will you make sure bills are paid amidst the process of grieving?

Thankfully, the law provides a way to seek financial compensation for the damages related to a tragic, preventable loss. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you can attempt to recover various types of economic and non-economic damages like:

  • Final medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of loved one’s income and benefits
  • Loss of loved one’s companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other types of wrongful death damages

How do you file a wrongful death lawsuit? Every jurisdiction differs as to what’s required of victims to file a claim. Some jurisdictions allow victims to file online while others require a physical copy of the lawsuit to be delivered to the courtroom.

Keep in mind: the easiest part of the claim process is usually filing the claim. After the claim is filed is when the process can become complicated, particularly for someone with no legal background or limited legal experience.

In order for a victim to be awarded financial compensation, he or she must establish negligence. Establishing negligence and proving a loved one’s death was caused through no fault of their own is not easy, especially when more than one party is involved.

At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we have years of experience handling wrongful death claims and are ready to fight for you and your legal rights. Not just any attorney is equipped to handle challenging cases like wrongful death suits. Our Los Angeles defective excavator coupler lawyers are very familiar with the laws pertaining to wrongful death claims and have an excellent track record of success. We have recovered millions for our clients, including a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit settlement. Contact our law firm today to determine your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim.

We’re Here For You – Contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP Right Now

Following a defective excavator coupler accident resulting in serious injury or a tragic death, reach out to a Los Angeles defective excavator coupler attorney right now. We can help assist you with every step of the legal process so you can focus on what’s most important, you and your family. You can call our office 24/7 at (800)310-1606 or contact us by clicking on the CHAT button. We’re here to help during what is for most, the hardest time of their lives.

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