Power tools are a vital necessity for both commercial and residential builders as well as homeowners. Due to the influx of large home improvement stores, access to power tools is easy. More and more homeowners buy or rent power tools. This increased access, however, comes with a cost.
Power tools are incredibly powerful and capable of causing severe injury, if not death. Common injuries include:
- skin/tissue/muscle damage,
- nerve damage,
- bone damage,
- eye injuries,
- cuts to fingers, and
- loss of fingers.
In many cases of power tool injuries, the homeowner or user was negligent. For example, rushing through a job may lead to carelessness. For instance, a disorganized work site may lead to a trip and fall accident. When yielding a power tool like a saw, the injuries can be very serious.
While of course, power tools are important and users must exhibit common sense in using them, there are situations when a retailer, rental company or tool manufacturer is liable for a dangerous product. The claim may be strictly products liability or there may be a claim of negligent maintenance, or both.
To prove that a power tool failed or otherwise was negligently maintained, the tool should be preserved in its original state, as it was at the time of the accident. In addition, the tool will require testing by a mechanical engineer to determine cause of failure.
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