Lawn Mower Injuries
A lawn mower is one of the most useful tools but also the most dangerous. Adults and children are injured every year as a result of lawn mowers. Lawn mower injuries can and very often are serious. They can result in amputation, loss of sight, disfigurement and even death. One of the main causes of lawn mower injuries is just plain ignorance or negligence. In this article we will discuss how to avoid lawn mower injuries and instruct you on what to do if your lawn mower injury was caused as a result of a defective lawn mower.
The first step in avoiding a lawn mower injury is to make sure the person using it is age appropriate. At least 12 years of age for a push mower and at least 14 years of age for a riding lawn mower. Ideally, an adult should always be present.
Another tip in avoiding lawn mower injuries is to fill the tank up with gas outside while the tank is cool this will greatly reduce the chances of the fumes igniting. Before mowing your lawn, do your best to clear it of rocks, glass and other objects. A lawn mower blade travels quickly and if it comes into contact with any of these they suddenly become projectiles. These projectiles can cause serious lawn mower injuries and even death.
To avoid a secondary lawn mower injury to anyone else, make sure they stay away. You most likely did your best clearing the yard but you never know you may have missed something. Better safe than sorry.
Finally wear safety equipment. Steel-toed boots as well as safety glasses go a long way toward reducing your chances of a lawn mower injury.
If your lawnmower injury was the result of a defective lawn mower or lawnmower part then you may be entitled to monetary damages. The manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe. For a product, such as a lawnmower, that does pose a potential risk, adequate warnings and instructions must be present.
A personal injury lawyer can best advise you on the merits of your case. They can advise you on your chances and what type of compensation you may be entitled to. Your own circumstance is going to affect your own case and the state you live in as well. However, a personal injury lawyer will be well trained in the laws of your area. Don't suffer needlessly because of the negligence of a company. Get legal advice.