The very nature of power tools makes them a potential hazard. However, if a skilled user is putting the tool to the use for which it was intended, there should not be a risk of harm. Unfortunately, because defective power tools are a fairly common occurrence, injuries can happen even when a user does everything right.
Because power tools are used at home and on construction and other work sites, the injuries defective tools cause occur in the home and at the workplace. Power tools — often intended for purposes such as cutting, drilling and impacting — have the capability of causing serious harm and even death. No amount of caution, care or skill can prevent an accident or injury when a power tool is defective.
The product liability attorneys in Sacramento County at Piering Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.
Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.
Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.
A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
Against Bar/Security Company
34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.
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A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.
Types of Defective Power Tools
There is no type of power tool that is exempt from the possibility of possessing a defect with the potential to cause injury. The intended use of the tool will often determine the severity of the injury it can cause. If there is a defect in the design or manufacture of a power tool and injury resulted, you are entitled to seek compensation from the tool manufacturer.
Our attorneys understand product liability law in California and will help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. An injury from a defective power tool may leave you injured, with mounting medical bills, and unable to work due to the injury. You are entitled to be compensated for the various ways an injury caused by a defective power tool has harmed your life. Whether the faulty tool was a drill, saw or nail gun, you are entitled to recover for the suffering it caused.
Common Injuries From Defective Power Tools
The type of power tool and specific nature of the defect will determine what type of injury it causes. The potential injuries that defective power tools can cause cover an incredibly broad range. The specific injury you suffered will be significant to determining the compensation that will be necessary to make you whole.
Just a few of the possible injuries a defective power tool could cause are:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones and fractures
- Brain injury
- Eye injury
- Hearing loss
If a defective power tool injured you or a loved one anywhere in Northern California, please call the Sacramento product liability lawyers of Piering Law Firm or complete our online contact form. We provide an initial free consultation with one of our lawyers. If you decide you want us to represent you, we will work for a contingent fee. That means we will not get paid for our services unless you receive a settlement or an award.
Please call right away at (916) 476-2399 to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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