Power Tool Gone Wrong: How to Determine Product Liability

October 21, 2017
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Posted in Product liability

Millions of people in the U.S. have to use power tools as part of their job or simply to repair things around the house. Power tools, which include saws, rotary saws, drills, and power wrenches, usually involve rotating parts that can be extremely dangerous even if handled by the most experienced and cautious user.

If the power tool has any defects in its mechanism, the risk of getting a power tool injury is almost always inevitable.

Power tools, which use electric or gas power, are irreplaceable tools for a plethora of industries. And yet, if used improperly or if there’s even the tiniest defect, they can cause terrible injuries, including loss of limbs or even wrongful death claims.

Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we have no tolerance for employers who allow their workers to use defective power tools without maintaining them properly.

Also, our product liability attorneys have a ruthless focus on holding manufacturers or retailers liable for allowing defective power tools to harm innocent victims.

If you or any of your loved ones have been injured while handling a power tool, contact our product liability attorney for free today.

Call our Los Angeles offices at 310-997-0904 to investigate your particular case and hold the employer or manufacturer liable for your injuries.

For over 35 years, our attorneys have helped thousands of clients to get compensation for their injuries, which can range from minor to catastrophic, and even wrongful death.

Isn’t it too late if you’ve been injured?

It’s never too late to start an investigation into product liability. However, the sooner you contact a defective product attorney, the bigger the chance of winning the case.

For over three decades, we’ve observed how just one wrong sentence in the instruction can be deadly or cause severe injuries.

Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we check every single aspect of power tool use:

  • Instructions for proper use (do they fail to mention all precautions and do they put the user at risk of harm?)
  • Was the power tool handled properly and with caution?
  • Does the manufacturer check the product’s maintenance before distributing it?
  • What’s the manufacturer’s reputation?
  • What did the manufacturer fail to do in the manufacturing process to make the power tool safer for use?
  • Have there been other victims that got injured or died while using any piece of equipment by this manufacturer?

Who can be held liable?

The manufacturer of the power tool may be liable if you have been cautious when handling the power tool and/or you followed all of the instructions provided by the manufacturers.

Keep in mind that following instructions provided by the manufacturers doesn’t necessarily equal to keeping yourself out of harm’s way.

More often than not, instructions and safety guides in power tools coming from foreign manufacturers are translated from other languages. And some of the translations can be confusing, especially if performed by inexperienced translators.

It’s also not uncommon for a manufacturer to fail to mention in the instruction a thing or two, which is obvious for an experienced user but isn’t for an inexperienced one, which can lead to injuries or even death.

Our product liability attorneys have also helped our clients prove the manufacturer’s liability due to product defects.

If you were injured while performing your duties, your supervisor or manager may be held liable for failing to ensure the power tool was functioning properly and safely.

Whatever is the case, both the manufacturer and your employer will most likely try to avoid liability by launching their own investigations and tampering with evidence.

That’s why it’s so vital to hire an experienced Los Angeles attorney to obtain compensation for your injuries, lost income as well as pain, and suffering.

Call our offices at 310-997-0904 or contact us via this contact form to investigate your particular case.


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