Jacksonville Attorneys Seek Damages For Those Injured By Defective Power Tools
Holding Power Tool Manufacturers, Distributors, And Resellers Accountable For Their Negligence
The do-it-yourself, or DIY, movement has exploded in recent years, with many industrious homeowners renting or buying power tools that were once used mainly by trained professionals. The money saved by walking into a rental center and out with a chainsaw or wood chipper, however, is tempered by the serious injury that results when those power tools become dangerous weapons. If you’ve been injured by a defective power tool, even if you think you may be partly to blame, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and any resulting property damage.
Injuries caused by defective power tools are often serious and sometimes deadly—medical costs can be extensive and place a heavy burden on you and your family. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are thoroughly prepared to file a products liability suit on your behalf to recover damages for those injuries. We know that the manufacturers and suppliers of power tools have both a legal and ethical responsibility to sell products that are safe when used as intended and that carry adequate warnings of their potential dangers. By holding these manufacturers accountable for their negligence, we get you the compensation you deserve. And, as a result, we help to make their products safer in the long run for the general public.
The Ten Most Dangerous Power Tools
While the manufacturers of power tools may not be responsible for every injury that occurs from their use, you have a claim if the power tool that injured you was found to be defective in one or more ways:
- Faulty design
- Shoddy manufacturing
- Inadequate safety labeling
Defective power tools can cause a wide range of injuries, including severe burns, the severing of fingers and limbs, and electric shock. In 2009, Forbes magazine compiled a list of the ten most dangerous power tools—representative of those commonly cited in products liability suits— based on consumer product injury statistics, the frequency with which the tools were used, and the tools’ accessibility to nonprofessional users. Accidents involving the first five of these power tools led to tens of thousands of emergency room visits annually:
- Power nailers
- Chain saws
- Table saws
- Circular saws
- Riding lawnmowers
- Power drills
- Air compressors
- Wood chippers
Serious injuries require vigorous representation. Whether you’ve been injured by a saw that had no safety guards, a lawnmower that carried insufficient warning labels, or a wood chipper poorly designed for its intended use, we at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., stand ready to fight for your right to recover damages, whether through settlement or at trial.
The Jacksonville product liability lawyers at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. have extensive experience protecting the rights of individuals injured by dangerous products such as:
Contact Us For Help With Your Products Liability Claim
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our experienced Jacksonville products liability attorneys represent clients who’ve been injured through no fault of their own by products, such as power tools, that they have every right to believe are safe. We fight to recover compensation for injuries or property damage suffered. A lawyer at our firm is ready to consult with you at no cost or obligation. Contact us online or call our law office at (904) 353-5800 to schedule an appointment.