Defective Agricultural Products
Iowa has long been associated with agriculture and its corn, soybeans, hogs, and cattle comprise billions of dollars in annual revenue. To tend crops and livestock on such a massive scale would be difficult, if not impossible, without the assistance of heavy and specialized machinery. Unfortunately, many of those useful tools, devices, and vehicles are defectively designed or manufactured and the people working with them may sustain serious bodily harm or be killed as a result.
If you have been hurt or have tragically lost a loved one due to a poorly designed, poorly built, or malfunctioning piece of farm equipment, then we can help you to file a legal action against the responsible parties. Contact the Des Moines defective agricultural products lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.
Why Do I Need An Agricultural Products Lawyer?
When you experience any type of injury or setback in your farming business, it can do serious financial harm or cause significant injuries. Whatever the situation an agricultural machinery malfunction has left you with, you certainly do not have the time to manage the details that are associated with a legal claim. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we understand and respect the service that our farmers provide to our community, state, and country, and we offer our services to handle every aspect of your legal claim so that you can keep at the all-important work that makes up your livelihood. This includes crafting a comprehensive legal strategy, managing all documents and filing deadlines, negotiating potential settlements and representing you in court if your case comes to that.
Because big corporations – like the manufacturers of the equipment that caused you harm – will want to save themselves and their shareholders money, they will aggressively fight any injury claim filed against them. This leaves you little to no chance for success in the legal process unless you enlist an equally qualified group of lawyers to look after your interests. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C. we can ensure that you are represented with the best possible legal staff to stand up to the big business that is responsible for the injuries or other damages you have endured. Do not make the mistake of trying to handle your situation on your own because that can get you hung up in legal confusion for an undetermined amount of time. It is always best to start the legal process with the best by your side, and you can find that here at LaMarca Law Group, P.C..
How Can LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Assist In My Case?
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understands the value that the farming industry brings to our livelihood and we promise to represent you with all available legal resources. We understand that it can be difficult for our agricultural clients to meet with us during traditional business hours, so we will work with you regarding your schedule and can plan many “meetings” over the phone. If you have faced a setback due to the unreasonable actions of a big business that stands to take advantage of our agricultural community, we are here to help.
When you choose legal representation, you want the best, and at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we can provide you the best in legal support here in the Des Moines area and beyond. Our talented team of lawyers has been awarded the top designations available to personal injury attorneys across the United States, including the top rating available from Martindale Hubbell, which is a system where other attorneys rate their peers. If other attorneys would select LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to represent them in their case, you can be assured that when you pick our team, you are getting the top legal practitioners to represent your interests.
Types of Cases LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Handles
If you have experienced injuries, property damage or loss due to malfunctioning agriculture equipment, the cause of action that will most likely be activated for you to recover financial compensation is a product liability case. These cases generally include:
- Design Defects: A design defect is responsible for harm caused to consumers if something about the way that an agricultural machine or tool was designed or engineered can be found responsible for the accident. This means that the design of the machine or product that harmed you was inherently flawed due to the way it was created. Because the danger was in the original plans for the design of the equipment, every machine or product produced with this design is likely to be affected by the defect.
- Manufacturing Defects: An manufacturing defect occurs when a product or piece of machinery is produced with some type of accidental problem. Most often, an essential piece of equipment is omitted or installed improperly, which then causes dangerous malfunctions. Manufacturing defects may not affect every product, rather only the run of products that were negatively impacted by the manufacturing flaw.
When it comes to our agricultural community, there is no acceptable level of danger that our farmers and workers should be asked to endure in addition to their already taxing work. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of malfunctioning agricultural equipment, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help.
Frequent Agricultural Product Flaws
The type of equipment that is called for will vary according to the nature of a specific farming operation and the task being performed at a given time. But any tool, even a small handheld implement, can pose a safety hazard if it is defectively designed or manufactured. There are, however, some defective agricultural products that are more typically associated with causing harm to those who use them. These include:
- Combine Harvesters
- Hay Balers
If you’ve been hurt due to farming equipment in Iowa, don’t wait until it is too late to take legal action. You could be owed significant compensation, and an experienced attorney could help you get it.
Our compassionate, knowledgeable Iowa injury attorneys are here to help you get justice and the full compensation you’re owed. Contact the Des Moines defective agricultural products lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal rights and options.