American Academy of Pediatrics Claims That A Power Lawn Mower Is One Of The Most Dangerous Tools Around The Home - Lawn Mower Accident Lawyer Weighs In
Each year in America close to 70,000 people will sustain serious injury caused by lawn mowers. Almost 10,000 will be younger than 18-years old. The American Academy of Pediatrics has noted that the power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home.
As an experienced Pennsylvania lawn mower accident and product liability attorney, we receive many calls each year concerning children who sustain severe injuries and sometimes unfortunately death as a result of a lawn mower related accident. Unfortunately many lawn mowers have design defects and warning failures and lack of proper safeguards. Many times parents entrust their children mow the lawn despite the fact that the child does not possess the necessary level of maturity, judgement, strength, or coordination. Experts suggest that most children should not operate a walk behind power mower until they are at least 12-years old or ride on a lawn mower until they are at the age of driving or at least 16-years old. There is not a week that goes by where one does not learn of an amputation or limb shredding accident as a result of a lawn mower blade. Lawn mower rollover and amputation accidents are daily occurrences in the United States.
Other common injuries resulting from lawn mower rollover accidents include asphyxiation, permanent scarring, broken bones, dislocation, burns, and loss of eyesight. The Pennsylvania defective product and lawn mower accident attorneys of Reiff & Bily believe that manufacturers are obligated to produce reasonably safe lawn mowers for foreseeable uses. When the manufacturer fails in this responsibility, they must be held responsible for the injuries caused by the defective product. Many lawn mower injuries could have been prevented if the manufacturer installed rollover protection systems or guards.