Verdicts & Settlements

Product Liability Action On Behalf Of A Family Of A Heavy Machinery Operator Who Was Tragically Killed


A $900,000.00 settlement in a product liability action on behalf of a family of a heavy machinery operator who was tragically killed while attempting to start a backhoe from the ground which was contrary to the warning on the machine. The case was litigated against the manufacturer of the machine under a design defect theory, essentially arguing that the backhoe should shut down automatically if started while the machine operator was not within the cab compartment.