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Equipment Malfunctions

Equipment Malfunctions in Maryland

Skilled Representation Courtesy of Our Laurel Construction Accident Lawyers

A significant percentage of equipment malfunctions result from defects in design, materials or assembly. In cases where a defect or modification to the piece of equipment has caused a serious accident, the injured person can initiate a product liability lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the defect.

At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, we are experienced product liability attorneys in Laurel, Maryland. Our firm has the experience, technical resources, and financial strength to handle these challenging and hard-fought cases.

We handle cases involving all types of defective equipment and tools, including:

  • Heavy construction equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Conveyor belts and forklifts
  • Electric hand tools
  • Landscaping equipment and tools
  • Other types of defective and dangerous equipment

It is imperative that we preserve the evidence of your accident immediately.

Call us at (301) 761-2007 as soon as possible. We provide free consultations to all our clients.

Experienced in All Types of Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases often hinge on highly technical investigations performed by engineers, materials specialists, and other experts. When representing you, our Laurel equipment malfunction lawyers will work with specialists in appropriate disciplines to establish the mode of product failure and liability. McGowan & Cecil, LLC will vigorously advocate for you, seeking full compensation for your losses, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Do You Have A Third-Party Claim?

Many, if not all, people who are injured on the job have workers' compensation insurance that pays benefits. If your accident was caused by a third party, such as an equipment supplier or service company, you may be eligible for additional compensation via a third-party claim. This is a separate, but related legal action that requires careful attention and coordination of both the workers' compensation claim and third-party claim. McGowan & Cecil, LLC has extensive experience in cases involving workers' compensation and third-party claims. We will work diligently to protect your rights and help you obtain maximum compensation from all sources.

To learn more about your legal options and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, speak with a Laurel equipment malfunction attorney at our firm when you call (301) 761-2007.

Client Victories

Exceptional Service with Proven Results
  • Injury due to Negligent Upkeep $90,000

    Due to defective maintenance, there was a large gap in a parking lot surface. As our client rolled over it, the gap caused her wheelchair to tip over. She fell face first to the ground.

  • Automobile Injury $ 90,000

    Our client was stopped for traffic on 495 when she was rear-ended by a commerical truck. The client sustained permanent thoracic and lumbar strains with L2-L5 disk bulges/protrusions.

  • Reckless Driving $89,500

    The defendant exited a parking lot and came across several lanes of traffic, striking our client's vehicle. The force of the impact caused our client muscle spasms, lumbar sprains, and lumbar fractures.

  • Wrongful Death $600,000

    The Defendant property owner failed to inspect, repair, and maintain the premises of a house for rent. Unattended repairs included electrical defects, and these defects ultimately started a fire.

  • High-Speed Collision $572,448.40

    Our client was rear-ended at a high speed while sitting in traffic. In the aftermath, she was unable to exit on her own and she had to be extricated from her vehicle. She had also hit her head on the inside of the vehicle. As a result, she suffered from traumatic brain injuries.

  • Slip and Fall $500,000

    Our client was walking into the break room at work when she slipped on a wet floor. The floor had recently been mopped, but no signs were erected to warn her or others. Her injuries included both back surgeries and two knee replacements.

  • Convenience Store Injury $490,000

    A case of water fell off of the shelf onto our client's head while she was shopping. Our client suffers from permanent head, shoulder, and vision injuries as a result.

  • Workplace Injury $371,000

    Our client was working on some pipes when suddenly pressurized water blew off the metal cap and bolts. The metal pieces struck him in the leg with great force, and he sustained a fractured tibia. The fracture required plate and screw surgery and due to the injury our client was not able to work at his previous level.

  • Drunk-Driver $2,000,000

    Our client was the passenger in the car when the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Our client was very badly injured and had to have his foot and two fingers amputated.

  • Police Misconduct & Excessive Force $1,750,000

    Our client was on the way to visit his sister when a police officer shot him in the back.

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Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara