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Lawn Mower Injuries
It may be hard to imagine getting seriously injured from an activity as mundane and routine as mowing the yard. Millions of Americans mow their yards on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and if a lawn mower manufacturer provides consumers with poorly manufactured products, they are endangering innocent lives.
Millions of walk behind lawn mowers are sold every year, and these products are designed to cut the grass safely and efficiently. However, if they malfunction in any way, they could cause severe and potentially life-threatening injuries. If you have suffered an injury from a faulty or defective lawn mower, contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.
Lawn Mower Safety Tips
If a lawn mower was negligently manufactured, it could malfunction and inflict devastating injuries on unsuspecting users. Because lawn mower blades are very sharp and spin at high speeds, you could suffer a number of injuries like severed fingers or toes, or even significant eye injuries from flying debris. To decrease your risk of an injury, be sure to keep the following safety guidelines in mind:
- Keep hands and feet away from the mower at all times
- Never allow a child under the age of 12 to operate a lawn mower
- Never allow more than one person on a riding lawn mower at a time
- Make sure there aren’t any stones or other large pieces of debris in front of you before mowing
- Wear eye protection at all times
- Always wait for the blades to stop before reaching for the grass catcher or any other part of the mower
- Do not ever touch the engine until it has cooled down
Unfortunately, even if you exercise every safety precaution you can while using a lawn mower, you could still suffer an injury if the mower is defective. If you have been injured by a malfunctioning lawn mower, contact the Cedar Rapids product defect lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424.