Southaven Products Liability Lawyers Assist Clients Injured by Defective Power Tools and Equipment

Fighting for the rights of injured workers and homeowners in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and throughout the state

Whether working on a home improvement project or as a professional construction worker, you rely on your power tools to help you accomplish a day’s work efficiently and safely. Sometimes, power tools can malfunction causing severe injury to the person using it. Manufacturers who make power tools for consumers or for industrial use owe a duty to their end users to design and manufacture tools that will do the job they were designed to do without causing injury to the person using it.

The Southaven products liability legal team at Taylor Jones Taylor represents Mississippi residents who have suffered severe injuries when they used defective power tools. These types of accidents can cause catastrophic injuries such as amputations, burns, facial and eye injuries and even death. For more than 50 years they have been helping the injured in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, and throughout the region, get the compensation they deserve after an injury caused by defective tools or equipment.

Types of defective power tools and equipment

Any kind of power tool that has a motor and is used by human beings is capable of being defective and causing serious injuries for the person using it. Some common examples of tools and equipment that can have dangerous defects include:

  • Chain saws
  • Drills and drill presses
  • Nail guns
  • Table saws
  • Grinders
  • Soldering irons
  • Welding and cutting torches
  • Sanders
  • Leaf blowers
  • Forklifts
  • Construction equipment
  • Grain augers
  • Factory equipment

Products liability lawsuits for defective tools

A products liability lawsuit can be complex. The plaintiff must be able to provide evidence that proves that the defendant’s negligence in producing a defective product caused your injury. Your attorney may call on experts such as engineers and designers to testify about the nature of the defect, which is either a defect in the product’s design, or a manufacturing defect or both. With defective tools the machine itself might be working properly, but there was a failure to provide adequate warnings about the inherent danger of using the product.

Injuries caused by defective power tools or industrial equipment

Some of the many possible injuries that may be caused when a power tool or piece of industrial, mechanical equipment is defective include:

  • Amputations
  • Dismemberment
  • Puncture wounds
  • Cuts and severe lacerations
  • Brain injury
  • Eye injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Disembowelment
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Strangulation
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries

In the most tragic circumstances, a defective tool or piece of heavy machinery can lead to the death of your loved one. If this occurs, an attorney form the firm can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. A wrongful death suit can help you pay for funeral and burial expenses, protect your children’s future, and ease the financial strain that comes with having to shoulder your household expenses on your own.

If you have been seriously injured by a defective tool, or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident that was caused by defective equipment, the attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor will work diligently to protect your right to fair compensation for your injuries. When your financial needs related to the accident have been taken care of, you and your family can move on with your lives without the worry or financial hardship related to medical care, rehabilitation or anything else associated with the accident.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your injury case

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective power tool or machine, you are welcome to contact Taylor Jones Taylor 662-342-1300, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with a products liability attorney in Southaven, Olive Branch or Hernando. The firm serves clients throughout Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Cleveland, and Oxford, and throughout the region. How can we help you and your family?