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Is There An Attorney That Handles Personal Injuries Caused By Defective Snow Blowers?
Winter in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania can bring bitter coldness, icy roads, and snow – lots of it.
Snow blowers and snow throwers are invaluable tools that can help homeowners and property owners quickly remove snow to clear driveways and create walking paths to ensure they aren’t creating an unsafe or dangerous premise. However, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), snow blowers are directly responsible for more than 5,700 injuries every year.
If a person is injured by a defective snow blower or snow thrower, the case should be handled by attorneys with experience and expertise in product liability law due to the complexity and the amount of time and financial resources required to secure the right compensation for the victim.
The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm focus on product liability and defective product cases. With over 100 combined years of trial experience and a professional network of industry experts to help research, our team will craft a creative and hands-on approach to any personal injury case caused by a defective product.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a dangerous snow blower contact us today for a free case assessment. There is no cost for our services unless you win.
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What Types of Manufacturer or Retailer Defects Cause a Snow Blower Accident?
Like other personal injury cases involving defective products, a snow blower or snow thrower accident is most commonly caused by a manufacturer defect or malfunctioning part.
Most snow blowers and snow throwers feature a chute that launches snow collected from a rotating set of auger blades that break up hard deposits of snow and ice. There may be times when this chute and exit path have to be cleared out manually – a defective or malfunctioning part may cause the engine to ignore the shut-off safety feature which can create a situation that could cause catastrophic and life-changing injuries to the operator.
Other cases have involved faulty or defective snow blower tires and wheels that can explode, especially while being inflated.
Snow blowers and snow throwers can be extremely efficient and time-saving tools for homeowners and property owners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and every user has the right to their personal safety when operating these or any type of machinery under reasonable conditions. If you or someone you love was hurt by a defective product like a snow blower or any other type of machinery, contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm for a free evaluation of your case today.
Common defects in snow blowers that can cause injury include:
Defective carburetor and carburetor components
Malfunctioning or defective parts found in a carburetor can cause gasoline to leak and escape creating the potential for fire and even explosions that could cause burn injuries and harm to both operators and bystanders
Malfunctioning sensors or defective mechanical safeguards
A defective sensor or safeguard that fails to stop the engine when an operator goes to clear the snow exit chute can cause catastrophic injury including finger and hand amputations
Poorly designed or defective fuel tanks
Certain snow blower makes and models utilize plastic fuel tanks that could be susceptible to damage and leaking that can possibly cause hazardous conditions with the potential to create fire and even produce explosions leading to burn injuries and hazardous chemical exposure.
Poorly designed tires and wheels
Numerous snow blower and snow thrower owners, operators, and even bystanders have been injured while inflating defective tires and wheels that have exploded, sending shards and sharp pieces of metal hurling at high speeds
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Which Law Firm Can Help Me If I Was Injured By A Defective Snow Blower?
Lawsuits involving defective products and product liability (Read: What is product liability?) require expertise and vast amounts of knowledge about the product, machine, or tool at fault.
The personal injury attorneys and lawyers at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh have over 100 years of combined legal and trial experience, focusing on personal injury claims due to accidents caused by defective products.
Our team puts in the time and understands the complexities and unique challenges that a defective product and product liability lawsuit can bring. Schiffman Firm has collected and vast network of industry experts including engineers, designers, and manufacturers that can help provide expert analysis and insight to help represent your case in court.
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What Types of Injuries Are Common in Defective Snow Blower and Thrower Accidents?
Injuries sustained in snow blower and snow thrower accidents can range from moderate to catastrophic and life-altering. Snow blowers have the potential to create an extremely dangerous and hazardous situation if a manufacturing defect or a malfunctioning part is present. Some of the most common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Eye and facial damage
- Hand and finger amputation
- Lacerations, cuts, and scrapes
- Broken bones
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