Lawn mowers are perhaps the most common piece of household gardening equipment in America. Unfortunately, they can also pose a significant risk if improperly designed, manufactured, or used. Lawn mower-related injuries account for thousands of hospital visits every year, often inflicting serious bodily harm.
The fast-spinning blades of a lawn mower can be responsible for a number of accidents, including:
The vast majority of these accidents are preventable if proper safety guidelines are followed. In recent years, however, several cases have come forward in which faulty product design or poor instruction was to blame for lawn mower accidents. Companies that produce lawn mowers are required by law to include certain safety features in their equipment in order to prevent dangerous situations. The lack or inadequate installation of these features can result in roll-overs on riding mowers and unintentional reversal on hand-driven devices, among other life-threatening events.
All lawn mower accidents should be thoroughly investigated for any potential liability on the part of the manufacturer. If you or a loved one has suffered from a lawn mower injury, it is critical that you understand your legal rights as a consumer. The law office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has an experienced team of professionals on hand to help you understand your options and guide you in the difficult processes of legal action.