4 Shocking Snow Thrower/Snow Blower Recalls due to Injuries
Injuries Caused by Defective or Poorly Designed Snow Blowers
When it comes to snow throwers, there are plenty of examples of defective design. Often, the manufacturer discovers the problem and acts quickly before any injuries can be attributed to it. But, for one reason or another, many owners of these units never learn about the recall.
Here are just a few examples of snow blower recalls that have been issued over the years:
- In 2013, Brigs & Stratton recalled their Ariens Snow-Throw 24-inch snow blower due to the carburetor bowl nut allowing gasoline to escape from the unit.
- In 2011, about 1,500 Sno-Tek snow blowers were recalled due a missing safety shield above the starter, which could cause a laceration to the user’s fingers.
- In 2006, lawn and garden equipment manufacturer MTD Product Inc. recalled 130,000 snow blowers after hundreds of injuries caused by the plastic wheels exploding while users were inflating the tires. Shards of flying plastic became shrapnel, causing severe lacerations and broken bones. Warshafsky Law represented many victims, not just around the Milwaukee area but all across the country.
- Also in 2006, the Toro Company (in a continuation of a recall from 3 years prior) recalled 84,000 snow throwers due to plastic fuel tanks cracking and leaking gasoline.
Our Milwaukee product liability attorneys hold manufacturers accountable when their faulty products harm someone. Whether your injury was caused by exploding snow blower tires or rotating blades, our expert investigation and legal representation will get you the money you deserve as compensation.
Warshafsky Law Snow Blower Injury Lawsuits
According to statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an average of 5,700 snow thrower related injuries every year—injuries serious enough to require emergency room treatment. The most common injuries are mangled hands and cut off fingers caused by operators putting their hands into the blades.
Now, it’s pretty safe to say no one deliberately sticks a hand into the rotating blades of a snow thrower, but people do stick their hands in there when a clog has stopped the blades. Usually, they’ve turned the machine off, believing it’s safe to reach in and remove the chunk of ice or other debris once the engine is off. Unfortunately, there is often enough torque remaining in the unit to cause the blades to rotate slightly more once the obstruction is removed. The force is enough to mangle or even amputate fingers and hands.
Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys on How to Win a Snow Blower Injury Lawsuit
In order to prevail in a snow blower injury lawsuit, it must be shown that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, by a defect in the design or manufacture of the snow thrower, or by a failure of the manufacturer to properly explain how to safely operate the equipment.
Often, the “other party” in a snow thrower lawsuit can be the property owner where the injury took place. The condition of the property which someone has been contracted to clear of snow is often a factor. The presence of loose objects underneath the snow can cause serious injury or property damage when flung by the snow thrower.
Whether you believe your injury was caused by defective design or assembly of the snow thrower, or by the conditions of the property where you were clearing snow, our personal injury attorneys will consider all the angles and determine whether you have grounds for a suit or not.
Getting the Highest Possible Compensation for Your Snow Blower Injury
The best way to ensure you get the best financial compensation possible for your snow thrower injury is to hire the best personal injury attorneys you can get. In the greater Milwaukee area, you’ll find them at Warshafsky Law.
Over the years, our personal injury attorneys have built a reputation for putting clients first. Unlike most personal injury law firms that will take whatever lowball settlement offer the insurance companies put on the table, we’re not afraid to take a case to court. In fact, we prepare every case as though it will end up in front of a judge and jury, resulting in consistently higher cash awards for our clients. Often, the judgments that come out these cases have such far-reaching implications as to benefit all of society. We call these Society Changing Judgments and highlight many of them on our website.
Expert Legal Representation in Milwaukee with No Retainer Fee and No Monthly Bills!
If you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys will fully fund your case. You’ll have no retainer fee and no ongoing bills. Only after your case has been concluded, either through settlement or a judgment in court, do we ask for compensation. If for any reason we don’t come through for you, our No Win, No Fee policy ensures you don’t owe us a thing.