On September 4th, 2019, John Deere
, the famous tractor and farm equipment company, issued a recall for its Frontier grooming mowers
. Roughly 730 of the units were recalled due to a design fact involving safety shield, which may stop spinning with the blades even if the blades continue
. There is a risk of entanglement and other injuries
. The tractors are primarily used to keep grass and such tidy.
The recalled products have the model numbers FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060, and GM3072
. The mowers are primarily green and come in many varieties. They were manufactured in the U.S. by John Deere for Frontier
, which is a brand name of the company. They were sold at various John Deere dealerships and stores from April 2018 to May 2019 for anywhere between $3,100 and $16,700 depending on the model.
To date, there have been no entanglement issues reported and no injuries reported. The company suggests that all consumers refrain from using the mowers and call their nearest John Deere dealership to schedule a free repair
. The company is also making phone calls to the consumers who purchased the product directly.
What kind of injuries can happen from defective Frontier grooming mowers?
John Deere Frontier grooming mowers are attached to tractors and are not meant to be used as standalone products. Once they are attached to the hitch of a tractor, they are pulled behind and used to trim, cut, and mow fields and grass. They are usually used for large expanses and not for homes, yards, or gardens.
The problem with the Frontier mowers is that the protective shields that conceal the blades do not spin with the blades. They spin independently and can randomly stop. If the blades continue to spin when the shield is immobile, there can be various injuries sustained by anyone nearby who reaches for the mower to detach it or adjust it. Injuries include:
- Severed limbs and digits
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Abrasions and strains
- Muscle damage
- Blood loss
- Internal organ damage
These injuries can be severe, especially if you are unable to reach a phone in time or if you are in a remote location. Some individuals may not be close to any emergency services, and it could take a long time for an ambulance to arrive. If you were hurt because of a defective Frontier mower, you should sue for total coverage stemming from the incident.
How can I file a product liability lawsuit against John Deere?
If you wish to sue John Deere for injuries suffered
in an accident with a defective Frontier grooming mower
, you must be able to prove that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability cases can be filed if the company had a design defect with the item, which means that there was a problem as soon as it was conceived and not fixed or noticed until after it was created; had a manufacturing error, which can occur when a machine or individual wrongly assembles a mower and causes it to be defective; or lacked any hazard symbols or warning signs on the packaging or on the item itself, which would let people know what actions are dangerous near the mower and how to properly assemble or disassemble it to avoid injuries.
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In the case of the mowers, there was a design defect that everyone failed to notice. It was thus manufactured with this error in mind, and the entire batch of products from those particular lines can have the issue.
To file a claim, you will need to prove that there was a design flaw and you will need to get appropriate evidence for your lawsuit
. Here’s what you should do if you were hurt in an accident with a defective Frontier grooming mower by John Deere
First, go to the doctor to get medical treatment. You may need surgery or other procedures done quickly, and the longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will be permanently injured. You should also go to the doctor as fast as you can to minimize the time between the incident and the treatment, as John Deere’s insurance agent may be dubious about the nature of the claim if there is a large gap between the two dates. Once you have gone to the hospital, you should get copies of everything, including doctor’s notes and charts, medication and prescriptions, payments and receipts, and more.
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Next, you should photograph your injuries to show the extent of the damage. You can also take pictures of the mower and the defect, or record videos if it shows the defect in action.
If there were any witnesses to the incident, such as helping friends or coworkers at a job site, you should write down their testimonies and statements. This will help you show that there were multiple perspectives and that you were not alone in seeing the incident. you can also get testimonies from other people who experienced similar problems with their mowers.
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You should not, under any circumstances, tamper with the mower, try to fix it, or try to bring it somewhere for a repair. Leave it alone until you talk with John Deere and with an attorney. The company suggests a repair, but if it does get fixed, you likely won’t be able to sue. If you try to fix it yourself, the company can say that you likely caused the issue due to your tampering. Further, do not return the item to the store or to the company. If you do, you will essentially give away your most important and crucial piece of evidence.
Finally, it is important that you call a lawyer
with experience in product liability lawsuits
. You may not have ever filed a claim before, which can be very detrimental to your case. You need adequate knowledge about the law, the ability to negotiate properly, and a fair amount of time to go through the ordeal. After an accident, you should simply focus on recovering. With the help of an expert attorney, you can rest assured that your case is getting the attention and care it deserves.
What can I win if I sue John Deere for a Frontier grooming mower accident?
If you sue John Deere because you were injured in an accident involving a Frontier grooming mower, you can receive ample compensation to cover the expenses and debts. The company can pay off any fees that racked up. We will submit your evidence to the company and they will make an offer based on the extent of your injuries and how much of an impact the damages had on your life and career, as well as how negligent you were in the accident. We will then work to bring you the following types of restitution:
- Medical bills for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, ambulatory transportation, medication, future treatments, and more
- Property damage to your home or for any personal belongings that were lost, broken, or must be replaced
- Missed wages from the past and future for time spent away from work due to injury, recovery, or medical appointments and procedures
- Pain and suffering damages to cover the emotional trauma of the event, fear, anxiety, PTSD, and more
We won’t hesitate to fight for every penny you deserve.
What is the statute of limitations to sue John Deere for a product liability claim?
Product liability lawsuits
must be filed within 2 years of the date of the injury. If you do not sue within that time frame, you will not be able to collect any compensation at all. This means that you should have your evidence gathered and your witnesses in order when you submit your claim. The evidence will be kept together and not lost, and the eyewitnesses will have clearer memories with more accurate details.
In some scenarios, though, the statute of limitations can be extended beyond the 2-year limit this is most common in incidents involving minors or when the individual has been left mentally or physically incapacitated. The statute would begin when the minor turns 18 years old or when the person returns to normalcy and functionality, respectively.
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We offer all individuals a free legal consultation to discuss the case. We will tell you how much we think your claim is worth and what you should do to move forward in the legal process. If you have any questions, we will answer them for you. If you want to hire us, we will also make sure you pay noting out of pocket for our services. The insurance company for John Deere will pay your legal fees if we win, and if we lose, we don’t get paid anything and you keep all your own money.
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, get in touch
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