Defective Product Attorney New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
A wide range of common household products can cause serious personal injuries or even wrongful death. Whether Pennsylvania and New Jersey victims are injured by a lawn mower, a trampoline, or another defective product, an attorney from The Locks Law Firm can help ensure that those responsible for producing defective home products are held liable. If a defective lawn mower, trampoline, bicycle, snowmobile, swimming pool, pool or spa drain, pharmaceutical, medical device, piece of exercise equipment, ATV, toy, or other product has injured you or a loved one, an accident attorney can assist you.
Examples of Lawn Mower and Trampoline Accidents
A Pennsylvania lawn mower accident attorney from The Locks Law Firm can help victims of some of most tragic and preventable household accidents. Riding lawn mowers account for many accidents in the backyards of typical homes. Many children have suffered amputations of their feet or legs when running up from behind to talk to a parent or grandparent on a mower when the rider inadvertently backs over them. Because of the failure of manufacturers to equip these mowers with “no mow in reverse” interlocks to keep the blades from turning when the riding mower is backing up, many serious horrible injuries that could have been readily prevented were not.
All power lawn mowers require adequate shields at the back and sides to prevent them from throwing rocks or sticks with the velocity of a bullet. Failed fuel lines some times cause burn injuries.
Trampolines are responsible for approximately 100,000 annual visits to the emergency room, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Almost all of these injuries occur on backyard trampolines, which are particularly dangerous. The industry has chosen to attempt to shift liability for its inherently dangerous product onto homeowners by supplying instructions with the product that the industry knows are often not seen and rarely capable of compliance. If you are injured in a New Jersey trampoline accident, you can turn to an attorney from The Locks Law Firm for help.
The industry instructs that a backyard trampoline should never be used without competent adult supervision present at all times. It instructs that there should never be more than one jumper on the trampoline at a time and that somersaults should never be done. But it does not place large circles with warnings on the mat so that users could clearly understand the danger of more than one jumper, while it realizes that most users in the backyard have multiple jumpers on at all times. It also recognizes that very few parents have sufficient training in trampolines to provide competent adult supervision and that very few if any parents stand by the side of the trampoline at all times or know how to pull a jumper out of a dangerous maneuver.
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Other Trampoline Defects
Our law firm, serving New Jersey and the entire Northeast, will appoint an experienced defective product attorney to your trampoline injury case. Trampolines should never be sold without an enclosure attached that is of adequate strength to keep a jumper from being propelled off the device. Some enclosures on the market are not sufficiently strong to avoid collapse in the event that a jumper lands in it. Mats should carry much stronger warnings. Homeowners who elect to have a backyard trampoline should be sure to carry substantial liability limits on their homeowner's insurance policies, as the injuries that occur on trampolines include paralysis, brain damage, eye injuries and many types of leg and knee injuries.
Although trampoline manufacturers know of the inherent danger of the product and the inadequacy of the warnings to prevent serious injury, they always point to the homeowner as the responsible party when a serious injury occurs.
If you or one of your children are seriously injured on a trampoline, The Locks Law Firm has lawyers who experienced in handling cases against both the manufacturers and homeowners on behalf of seriously injured children. We will be happy to evaluate your case.
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Swimming Pool and Exercise Equipment Accidents
Backyard swimming pools and spas present another significant danger in the home environment. Most people recognize the danger of a child wandering into a pool and drowning, but few people recognize that diving boards or slides in backyard pools are so dangerous that they should never be supplied as the risk of quadriplegia is enormous. Diving should never be permitted into a backyard pool, as pool bottoms surface rise too quickly from the deep end to assure a safe distance, even for a shallow surface dive.
A serious and unappreciated hazard associated with backyard pools and spas is in the tremendous suction power of the drain. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported several hundred deaths from entrapment of body parts, hair entanglement in drains and disembowelment of young children especially in wading pools. Young girls and women are especially vulnerable to having long hair pulled toward the drain and then becoming entangled in the drain. Children have been disemboweled by sitting on a defective drain cover. Product liability litigation has helped to force the development of safer drain caps. All older drain caps should be replaced in both the pool and the hot tub, with the newer caps that prevent coverage by a body part. Broken or missing drain covers should be fixed immediately and suction pressure of the drain should be kept at or below code. Cases can also arise from accidental drownings and severe injuries suffered in poorly maintained hotel or motel pools.
Exercise equipment that fails because of inadequate welds or insufficient design cause serious injures. Bicycles have numerous component failures each year, resulting in many injuries. In the case of serious injuries resulting from failures on bikes or exercise equipment, always save the device and the failed part for inspection by your lawyer and the appropriate experts.
Whatever your situation, The Locks Law Firm can provide New Jersey and Pennsylvania lawn mower and trampoline accident victims with a defective product accident attorney who will be able to offer detailed, personalized advice to help you best approach your injuries.
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Contact a New Jersey or Pennsylvania Lawn Mower and Trampoline Accident Attorney
Contact us today at our offices serving the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas to speak to an expert about your lawn mower, trampoline, or other defective product accident. A Locks Law attorney is standing by to discuss your case.
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For If you are a New Jersey or Pennsylvania resident who has been hurt in a lawn mower or trampoline accident, speak to a defective product attorney at our firm for assistance.