On August 4, 2022, DeWALT issued a recall for the DeWALT 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws. According to the recall, number 22-196, the product’s rear safety guard can break or detach resulting in an injury hazard due to projectiles that can struck users and bystanders. In addition, the product presents a laceration hazard to users that could potentially come into contact with the blade. The recall has affected over 1.25 million products.
The recall includes the following models of the DeWALT Miter Saws:
The model number can be found printed on the saw’s nameplate. The affected saws have date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04. The DWS779 and DWS780 models of the miter saws have the date code marked on the black plastic motor end cap that is adjacent to the name plate. The DHS790 model has the date code marked on the outside of the plastic yellow housing that is adjacent to the batteries.
The defective miter saws were sold from April 2019 to May 2022 for prices ranging from $600 to $820 at a number of stores, including Lowe’s, The Home Depot, other hardware stores, and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com, and other online retailers.
So far, the company has received at least 571 reports of the rear safety guard breaking or detaching; this number includes 9 reports of lacerations.
The company is urging all affected consumers to stop using the saws and contact them for information on receiving a free repair kit, or to take the product to a service center for a free repair. However, injured consumers should not follow those recommendations – instead it is important that they seek legal help. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm that you suffered, you could be entitled to monetary compensation, but following any of the recommendations made by the company could actually result in losing the right to sue. For more information about your legal options, contact us today.
The lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. law Group are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file a product liability lawsuit and recover the settlement that you are owed. If you are ready to speak to the experts here at our law firm, contact the experts at our law firm immediately.
Injuries Resulting from the Defective DeWALT Miter Saws
As explained above, the defective product represents a risk of injury because projectiles can strike users and bystanders and because the user can potentially come into direct contact with the saw blade. These hazards can result in the following:
- Facial lacerations
- Eye injuries
- Broken nose
- Nerve injuries
- Severed fingers
No matter the injuries that you or a loved one suffered because of the defective DeWALT Miter Saws, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately as you could have grounds to file a lawsuit the product manufacturer.
Steps to Take after Suffering Injuries due to Defective Miter Saws
If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to the defective product, you might have many questions including what to do to prepare to take action. Of course, you might be aware that you could have grounds to file a lawsuit and recover compensation, which can include compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and legal fees, for example. Before even thinking about the compensation that you can recover if your claim is successful, you must prepare to pursue your claim by doing the following:
- Take photos of all visible injuries
- Take photos of the entire scene of the incident
- Seek medical attention for all injuries suffered
- Collect all relevant medical records
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm suffered (never agree to a refund, a repair, a replacement, or to return the product)
- Speak to any witnesses present and collect their contact information
- Gather any video footage that captured the incident (if available)
- Gather all records of the purchase of the product
- Gather all records of lost income
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
For more information about the steps that you should take to fight for your rights, contact our recall lawyers immediately.
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Yes, you could participate in a class action lawsuit. In general, class action claims and mass tort claims are common when it comes to injuries caused by defective products, as so many people can be affected similarly. Is there a class action lawsuit? There is a class action lawsuit against the company. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? Normally, participating in a class action is as simple as finding an experienced lawyer and expressing your interest in the case. Your lawyer will be able to guide you every step of the way. For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to contact our class action lawyers today.
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Were you or a loved one injured by the miter saw recalled by DeWalt? If so, you could have grounds to take action against the company. Whether you are looking to pursue a single action defective product claim or a class action claim, you can trust that the lawyers here at our law firm are ready to help you. Our experts at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are more than ready to provide you with absolutely all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. Here at our firm, we offer free case evaluations, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert attorneys will be available to answer all of your questions and address all your concerns, ensuring that you have all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
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