Amputation/Severed Limbs Lawsuit Lawyer
Tools, equipment and machinery with cutting components or large moving parts can pose a risk for amputation when not designed for safety. Both commercial and consumer products should be designed with protective gear for users as well as come with appropriate warnings for possible injury when not following safety instructions. When appendages are severed due to poor product manufacturing methods, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries.
Power and cutting equipment is used for many home and commercial products. When designed with safety in mind, guards are implemented to give users the utmost protection. Warnings on how improper use can lead to injury should be issued by the manufacturer, minimizing the chance of accidental amputations. Saws, drills and other cutting tools can be designed to work as needed while offering lower risks of injury, but when a defect or design error occurs, it can be devastating for the user.
Liability for Poorly Designed Power Equipment
When a defect, design or poor instructions on power equipment lead to a severed limb or other injuries, it may be possible to initiate a claim for product liability. Lost limbs can alter the life of the victim, resulting in extensive medical bills, lost income and other expenses. If there is evidence the manufacturer failed to provide a safe product to consumers, a product liability lawsuit may be able to recover damages to cover the expenses incurred due to the injury or loss of limb, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
Our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP has the experience and resources needed to investigate product liability claims and pursue compensation for our client if there is evidence the manufacturer is liable due to unsafe design or defects. If you or a loved one has had a limb severed while using an unsafe product, contact one of our offices in Georgia to discuss your claim.