For many people in America, spending Saturday mowing the yard is an enjoyable and relaxing time for taking care of his or her personal property. Although there has been an increase in landscape businesses, millions of Americans still mow their own yards every year. Unfortunately, though, lawnmowers can also be a dangerous threat to your safety if they have defects or suffer a malfunction during use.
Product liability laws state that those responsible for defective, unsafe products may be obligated to cover the financial repercussions of any injuries their faulty products cause. You may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses during your time of recovery, so contact the Wisconsin product defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today. Call our offices at 800-242-2874.
Lawnmower Safety Tips
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that roughly 247,000 Americans required medical treatment for lawnmower-related injuries in 2010 – a seven percent increase since 2008. Many of these injuries involve children under the age of 18. You should always be carefully when using a lawnmower, and these safety tips may help you avoid injury:
- Only use your mower on grass
- Be careful on steep inclines or hills and stay off the slope if you think it is too steep
- Never let anyone else ride on the mower with you
- Do not touch the engine while the mower is running or after it has stopped in order to avoid burns
- Do not leave your mower running unattended
- Make sure your mower is well-maintained
Frustratingly, no matter how safe you may be, you can still suffer an injury from a lawnmower if your machine has any defects. Because of the mower’s spinning blades, injuries can be very severe and can even cause death.
If you have been hurt by a defective lawnmower, there is no reason to hesitate to fight back. To discuss your legal options with a tenacious Wisconsin product liability attorney, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.