Anyone who has taken on a renovation or DIY project around the house knows that power tools can make almost every job faster and less challenging. However, using a power tool brings its own safety concerns, even for the experienced user. The speed and power you appreciate when trying to complete a work task are also what makes these tools inherently hazardous. So it is crucial that users follow all the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer, wear appropriate safety gear, and never use a power tool with damaged or disabled safety features. But even the safest users can be severely injured when using a defective power tool.
Sadly, the number of defective power tools on the market at any given time is shockingly high. But because consumers are shopping in reputable stores and see brand names that they recognize, they are less than diligent when checking for recalls for defective power tools. Instead, they make their purchase only to suffer a very serious or even life-threatening injury when using it. If you have been injured when using a defective power tool, it is essential for you to know your rights. The expert power tool defect attorneys at DTLA Law Group are here 24/7. We want to help you understand your rights to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses due to the use of a defective power tool.
Which Power Tools Could Be Defective?
There is really no limit to the number of power tools that could be defective and cause severe injury. All power tools can become lethal when they are defective, from drills and saws to rotary sanders and nail guns. Any power tool that has moving parts, uses electricity, or has battery packs to function can be hazardous in a number of ways, including:
- Electrical shock
- Exploding or leaking batteries
- Safety features that fail
- Power switches that fail
- Blades or rotary devices that shatter
- Motor issues that cause tool kickback
- Flying projectiles
These are just some of the safety hazards associated with defective power tools that can cause severe injury to the user or anyone nearby. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective power tool, contact the power tool defect attorneys at DTLA Law Group for a free consultation. Our staff will help you understand your rights and how to move forward with a defective power tool lawsuit to recover the damages owed to you.
Common Injuries Suffered From Defective Power Tools
Most power tool users are aware of some of the risks of power tools and use safety glasses and possibly even gloves for added protection. However, there is no amount of added protection that can ensure you are never at risk for an injury from defective power tools. Some of the most common injuries sustained due to power tool defects include:
Who Could Be Responsible For Your Injuries?
- Broken or fractured bones
- Puncture wounds
- Severe lacerations
- Abrasion injuries
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
- Head and brain injuries
In the case of a defective power tool, the manufacturer is most likely to blame. However, other parties might also be negligent, such as the distribution chain, if the power tool defect was widely known. In addition, if you were using the tool as part of your job, such as a construction tradesman, you could have other options. The first to consider is submitting a workers comp claim for your on-the-job injury. In addition, your employers could have liability if they knew the power tool was defective but had not removed it from service. The expert power tool defect attorneys at DTLA Law Group will help you determine who might be responsible for your injuries from a defective power tool and how to seek compensation.
What Is The Value Of A Defective Power Tool Lawsuit?
The value of any defective power tool lawsuit will be dependent on several pieces of vital information, including:
- The total of your current medical bills and any future medical bills for ongoing medical care, therapy, rehabilitation, or medications needed as a result of the injury
- Any lost wages if you are unable to work during your recovery period
- Any lost wages due to medical appointments related to the care of your injuries
- Any property damage that occurred due to the defective power tool accident
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
These are some of the more common categories that are taken into consideration when determining the amount of a defective power tool settlement amount. Your DTLA Law Group power tool defect attorney will help you gather and understand which items apply and can be included in your compensation.
How Long Does It Take To Settle A Defective Power Tool Claim?
In the State of California, the Statute of Limitations on product liability and injury by a product are both two years from the date of the incident. Within this time frame, the injured party must file a claim in court to receive compensation for their losses. If the case is not filed in the two-year window, you will lose your rights to seek compensation.
But it is also essential to understand that you do not need to wait to file your lawsuit. The pros at DTLA Law Group are here as soon as you are ready to discuss your case and begin gathering the information needed to move forward. We cannot guarantee a timeframe for the completion of the litigation or getting your settlement check. But we do pledge to work diligently to move the case forward as quickly as possible. We understand that the settlement money is vital to you so that you can pay medical bills and other expenses that have been adding up while you are recovering from your defective power tool injuries. Contact our office today to request your free consultation, and know that we will do everything In our power to secure the settlement you deserve.
We Offer A Zero Fee Guarantee
After an injury suffered due to a defective power tool, you are sure to be concerned about your finances. You could face many money-related challenges, from growing medical bills to loss of income. So the last thing you need is a lawyer telling you there are out-of-pocket fees for their services. At DTLA Law Group, we understand the pressure you are under to pay bills and meet your daily living expenses. And we do not want to add to that stress. So instead, we are here to help with our zero fee guarantee.
We pledge to work tirelessly to defend your rights and secure the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses due to a defective power tool. And we do all of this crucial work without taking any upfront payment. We only get paid after completing our job and getting you the money you deserve. And if we don’t win a settlement on your behalf, you owe us nothing. So call us today to learn more about how the DTLA Law Group’s expertise can bring you peace of mind, stress-free legal services, and future financial security.
Would You Like A Second Opinion?
If you have been injured by a defective power tool and have questions, even after speaking to another California law firm, don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group today. We are eager to offer all injury victims a free second opinion review of their cases. We are proud to work with the best power tool defect attorneys in the state. And it is their skill and dedication to our clients that set DTLA Law Group apart from other law firms. So even if they are not confident in securing the settlement you deserve for your injuries, there is a very good chance that our team will see things differently.
Please contact our office as soon as possible and allow us to provide you with an unbiased review of the facts of your case. If you have a valid claim, then we are here to be your legal representation. And with our zero fee guarantee, you never need to worry about how to pay legal fees to get the settlement you deserve. We handle the entire process and only get paid after winning your lawsuit and getting you a check. And if we don’t win, we don’t get paid. Know that we will not give up until we get you the money you need to move forward from your injuries due to a defective power tool.