Thanks to the hard work of Peter Patton and Galfand Berger’s team of lawyers, a Pennsylvania employee was given a second chance in his products liability case after it was initially dismissed without a trial.
Our client was an employee of Harley Davidson. His leg was crushed by a defectively designed lift table. After meeting our client, interviewing witnesses, and inspecting the defective equipment, our firm filed suit against the lift table manufacturer, Knight Industries & Associates.
The lift table in question did not have any adequate lights or alarms that would have warned its operator of any dangers. The trial court initially dismissed our client’s case but, in doing so, relied on unsettled law in Pennsylvania. Peter Patton and Galfand Berger did not give up. We appealed the court’s decision.
While our appeal was pending, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court came down with a ruling for a similar case, Tincher v. Omega Flex., which allowed for more testing to determine if a product is defective or not.
Based on this decision, the initial decision was reversed. However, Knight Industries was not ready to let our client have his day in court. It tried to have our client’s case thrown out on other grounds!
Knight Industries lost again. Now, our client gets to present his case and we get to prove that the product was defective. It will take careful litigation and more time; but, we will keep fighting because that is what we do!
If you or someone you know was injured by a defective product, know that you may be entitled to compensation. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP can be the advocates you need. Contact our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offices at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or visit us online to schedule your consultation.