Lawn Mower Rollovers and Accidents

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Lawn mower rollover accidents are daily occurrences in the United States. However, few people pay attention to the serious dangers these vehicles pose to those operating them. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 253,000 people were treated for lawn mower related injuries in 2010 (more than 17,000 of the people hurt in these accidents are younger than 19 years). This astounding figure is even more remarkable when one considers the alleged safety features on most modern power and riding mowers. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Locks Law Firm. We provide expert legal assistance to accident victims and advise if you have a right to compensation.

Lawn Mower Rollover Accident Injuries

Between 1996 and 2004, 663,000 people required emergency medical care as the result of lawn mower injuries. Common injuries resulting from lawn mower rollover accidents include:

  • Asphyxiation

  • Deep cuts

  • Amputated fingers or toes

  • Broken bones

  • Dislocations

  • Burns

If you have been seriously injured in a lawn mower rollover accident, contact the Locks Law Firm. Serving victims nationwide, the Locks Law Firm is renowned for its skilled representation of serious injury and wrongful death victims and families.

Lawn Mower Accidents

Lawn mower manufacturers, like automotive manufacturers, have an obligation to produce reasonably safe lawn mowers for foreseeable uses. If they fail to fulfill this responsibility, they can be held responsible for the injuries their defective products cause. Lawn mower rollover accidents can be attributed to too many causes to list. Regardless of how lawn mower accidents occur, the simple fact is that they do occur. Nearly all serious injuries and deaths can be prevented if manufacturers installed rollover protection systems (ROPS) on these machines as standard equipment before they sell them to the public. Many have chosen not to provide for driver protection when their machines rollover and the public continues to pay the price for their carelessness.

If you have been injured or have lost a family member as the result of a lawn mower rollover accident caused by a design defect, an attorney may be able to help you obtain the compensation for damages to which you are entitled. Contact the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a case consultation and evaluation

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