Were You Injured By A Defective Lawnmower?

It's no secret that lawn mowers can be dangerous machines that can cause devastating injuries to unsuspecting victims, including many young children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 15 children are killed every year due to lawn mower accidents. Additionally, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 9,282 people killed or hospitalized in 2010 as a result of lawn mower-related injuries.

At Piering Law Firm in Sacramento, our attorneys understand the kind of harm a defective product can cause. With an item like a lawn mower — where sharp, powered blades are involved — the risk of serious injury is especially high. Unfortunately, people often take for granted that their lawn mower is going to work as it should. Sometimes, a design or manufacturing defect can make an item impossible to use safely, even when the utmost care is taken.

Recall Of Dangerous Lawn Mowers

In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission provided notice that the Black+Decker cordless electric lawn mowers were subject to a recall. Reports indicated that the mowers would start unexpectedly even after removal of the safety key. There had been 34 incidents of unexpected start-ups and two of those incidents included injuries to the consumer. Over 160,000 lawn mowers had been recalled as a result of this defect.

California law covering products liability holds that both the manufacturer and the sellers of defective products are strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products. A product is deemed defective if it fails to meet ordinary consumer expectations as to safety.

Discuss Your Injury With An Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury related to a defective lawn mower, call our office immediately at 916-596-2761 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee charged until we recover for you.