Lawn Mower Injuries
One important summertime maintenance activity is mowing and landscaping the yard. Millions of people still choose to mow their own yards despite the many landscaping companies currently operating. Unfortunately, though, mowing your yard can be potentially dangerous. Lawn mowers spin sharp blades at high speeds, putting any user at risk of an injury if he or she uses the machine improperly.
While many injuries happen because of inexperienced users, lawn mower accidents can also occur due to flawed equipment or because of mistakes during the maintenance process. If you or a loved one has been injured from a faulty lawn mower, you need the legal advice from a qualified attorney. Contact the Oklahoma product liability lawyers of Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046.
Staying Safe While Using a Lawn Mower
Millions of lawn mowers are sold in the United States every day. If these machines are negligently designed, built, or maintained, your safety is in jeopardy. Over 200,000 people were injured in 2007 alone due to lawn mower accidents. To avoid these landscaping injuries, make sure you act safely around lawn mowers. Some tips for staying safe while using a lawn mower include:
- Never leave a lawn mower running unattended
- Avoid backing up with riding lawn mowers
- Make sure you are always wearing closed-toe shoes, as well as goggles and earplugs
- Only run mower over grass
- Do not allow children under the age of 12 to use a lawn mower
Frustratingly, no matter how safe you may be, you or a loved one can still suffer an injury from a faulty or defective lawn mower.
The dedicated lawyers at the Abel Law Firm can help you fight for the financial compensation you need following a lawn mower injury or other such accident caused by a fault product. Contact an experienced Oklahoma product liability attorney today at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your case.