Each year, as spring and summer approach, many Americans prepare their lawns for the warmer months. That means breaking out the lawn mower and getting yards ready for barbecues, family get-togethers, and holidays. But did you also know that it means as many as 82,000 lawn mower-related injuries?
In 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that 81,938 people in the United States would be involved in lawn mower-related injuries, with a significant number of injuries affecting children. Injuries involving lawn mowers can range from minor lacerations and burns to amputations and even fatalities. Tragically, many of these injuries are preventable because they are the result of either manufacturing or design defects, or operator misuse or recklessness.
It’s important to practice extreme safety measures when using push and riding lawn mowers to avoid the following types of injuries:
Tips for Preventing Lawn Mower Injuries
There are safety measures that you can take to prevent lawn mower injuries. The following are some of the safety practices suggested for maintaining your personal safety, while maintaining your lawn:
Keep yourself and your family safe with the above tips. If you are going to allow your teenager to use a lawn mower, make sure that he or she has read these tips and understands the importance of practicing safety measures while mowing.
When the Worst Happens
If the worst happens and you or your loved one is injured while using a lawn mower, it may not be through any fault of your own. The machine may have been defective or not functioning properly. If you think that you may be a victim of a defective or malfunctioning lawn mower, Ross Feller Casey can help you determine if you have a case of product liability and whether you may be entitled to compensation.
At Ross Feller Casey, we have attorneys who are experienced in dealing with cases in which lawn mower injuries are involved. Contact us for a free case evaluation. All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, including lawn mower injury lawsuits, so there is no cost to you unless there is a financial recovery.
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