Power Tool Defects
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, there are more than 400,000 emergency room visits and over 200 deaths every year due to power tool-related accidents. Many of these injuries can be attributed to human error, but others occur because of defects within the tools themselves. Product manufacturers have a professional responsibility to provide a safe product to the general public, and can sometimes be held responsible for injuries that result from product defects.
Power tools can cause devastating injuries, including lacerations, burns, bone fractures, accidental amputation, or even wrongful death. When these injuries occur because of the negligent behavior of another party, you deserve legal justice. To learn more about power tool injuries, call the experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., at (800) 520-3633.
The following tools could be highly dangerous if they are poorly made or maintained:
- Saws (table saws, jig saws, etc.)
- Welding or soldering torches
- Nail guns
- Leaf blowers
If you are injured by a defective power tool, you could face costly medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, costs associated with rehabilitation and recovery, and pain and suffering. However, if the court finds the tool company guilty of negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for these damages. Consult with an experienced Indianapolis product defect attorney today to discuss your case and begin formulating your case.
For more information about power tool defects and your rights as an injured victim, contact the Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. at (800) 520-3633 today.