Nail Gun Accidents – What Claims can be Made?


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Nail guns are increasingly popular among do it yourself homeowners. However, that means nail gun injuries are becoming more common. Hands and legs/feet are where most injuries occur and sometimes nails may penetrate the head or skull and cause death or serious brain injury. Last month, a New Jersey man was struck in the chest while clearing a jam. Fortunately he survived.

Nail gun jams are very common, despite manufacturers’ attempts to install jam clearing mechanisms and jam proof mechanisms. Many injuries occur when the user or worker is attempting to clear a jam. When serious injuries result, it is important to have the case reviewed to determine if any person or company is at fault.

nail gun accident foot xrayIn any nail gun accident case, there may be claims against multiple parties such as, contractors, nail gun manufacturers, distributors and nail gun equipment rental companies.

Every case is unique. However common claims made in nail gun accident cases include:

    • failure to inspect a nail gun,
    • failure to provide adequate training or warnings prior to use, or
    • product liability claims including manufacturing defect, design defect or failure to warn claims.

The only way to determine if there is a potential case is to speak to a qualified lawyer who can review the facts and have the nail gun tested by experts, if necessary.

Related Legal Article: Common Claims Made in Nail Gun Accident Lawsuits

Our attorneys serve nail gun accident victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can also obtain special admission in other states such as New York or Delaware on a case by case basis.

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Published: May 16, 2012