Every year, it is reported that about 80,000 hospital emergency visits are due to lawn mower incidents, including lawn mower rollover accidents. If the injury is the result of a defect with the mower or the manufacturer’s failure to warn of a non-obvious danger with their product, lawn mower accident attorneys can assist injured parties and their families seek compensation for the damage that result.
If you or a loved one were injured in a lawnmower accident, contact Attorney Group today for more information. We can discuss your options in a free, no obligation consultation, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated lawn mower accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
The Responsibility of Lawnmower Manufacturers
Product manufacturers, including companies that design and sell lawnmowers, have a duty to make products that are not defective or unreasonably dangerous. If the product poses a danger that is not obvious to the average consumer, the manufacturer has a duty to warn of that danger. Additionally, if safety devices can be incorporated into a product that makes it less dangerous, product manufacturers should use these devices. Safety devices that are often used in lawnmowers include:
- No-mow-in-reverse switches (NMIR)
- Blade safety measures
- Rollover protection systems (ROPS)
When lawnmower manufacturers produce defective products or fail to warn about the dangers posed by their product that might not be obvious to a consumer, they can be held liable for injuries that are caused by lawnmower accidents, including:
- Becoming trapped afterlawnmower rollover accidents
- Eye injuries/blindness
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Deep cuts/lacerations
- Bone fractures/cracked ribs
- Major burns
- Damages to arteries/veins
- Internal organs (ruptured spleen or lacerated liver)
- Bleeding around the heart
- Muscle/tendon injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent disfigurement
Injured Parties May be Entitled to Compensation
When a dangerous or defective product causes injury, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of losses that can be recovered include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of an ability to work; and
- Pain and suffering
If a person dies from injured caused by a defective product, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
If the conduct of a product manufacturer is found to be highly reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future.
If you were injured, or a loved killed in a lawnmower accident, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.