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Pennsylvania & New Jersey Defective Product Accident Law Library

The following articles, frequently asked questions, blogposts and news articles are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer.

Power Tool Accidents | Nail Gun Accidents


Defective Product Accident Law Articles

  • Defective Tools – Do You Have a Lawsuit Against the Manufacturer? (August 10, 2017) Injured in a tool accident? How do you know if you have a valid case against the tool manufacturer? There are 3 types of product injury claims: mechanical defect, design defect and failure to warn.
  • Nail Gun Accidents Can Cause Loss of an Eye (March 10, 2014)  Is the Nail Gun Company/Manufacturer Liable? Last week, a young contractor from NJ lost his eye after a nail gun accident. According to a nj.com report, the contractor was working on a house in Maplewood when his nail gun accidentally fired into his eye. The eye was never recovered at the scene. He was taken to ...
  • Nail Gun Discharged Sideways – Now What? (December 5, 2013) Free consultations with our nail gun accident lawyers – Call 800.220.7600 Even the most experienced nail gun users can find themselves in a situation where a nail gun discharges sideways, seriously injuring themselves or a bystander. A 3 inch nail or fastener can do serious damage to the eyes and brain. Permanent nerve damage is common. Nail ...
  • Nail Gun Accident Lawyers @ Laffey, Bucci & Kent (December 5, 2013) Nail guns are increasingly popular, due in large part to the massive growth of the home improvement industry. Nail guns are readily accessible at most neighborhood hardware and home improvement stores. The problem is that most homeowners are simply unaware of how to properly use a nail gun. In addition, like all other products, nail ...
  • Power Tool Recalls & Avoiding Power Tool Accidents – The Importance of Registering Products (November 14, 2013) It is a major problem in recent years. Many types of power tools have been recalled for one reason or another.  Also, power tools are inherently dangerous. Table saws, bandsaws, etc., can cause fatal injuries in a matter of seconds. The problem is that many power tool users simply do not learn about recalls and ...

Defective Product Accident Law FAQs

  • I was injured in a tool accident at work. What are my rights? (August 20, 2013) Tool accidents at work are very common and almost always result in serious injury. Workers often make the mistake of filing a workers’ compensation claim and never seeking an opinion as to whether additional parties may be held liable. This is especially important in cases where a worker is unable to return to work or ...
  • Who can be held liable when a nail gun misfires? (June 3, 2013) There are many different parties who could be held liable when a nail gun accidentally misfires or discharges. Accidental nail gun misfire/discharge accidents may result in two kinds of cases: defective product injury cases and negligence cases. If a nail gun was manufactured or designed in a defective manner or if a nail gun failed ...
  • Is the manufacturer liable for an accident involving a nail gun with a contact trip trigger? (May 29, 2013) A: Nail gun safety research is clear that the sequential trigger mechanism is safer than the contact trip trigger. A jury in a recent case in California found that the contact trip trigger nail gun at issue was defective.  However, the question of whether a nail gun manufacturer is liable for a contact trip trigger ...
  • Can a bystander bring a products liability case? (February 8, 2013) A: In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, bystanders who are injured in a defective product accident are eligible to bring products liability actions against product manufacturers. The plaintiff in a products liability action is not required to have purchased the product. Bystanders may be able to receive financial compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills ...
  • Who are the parties in a defective tool products case? (January 25, 2013) A: In general, there are three different kinds of claims which can be made when a defective tool like a nail gun or saw results in injury. Read more about nail gun products liability and failure to warn claims here. So, there are three different kinds of parties: products liability defendants, contractors and subcontractors, and ...

Defective Product Accident Blogposts

  • How Accidental Nail Gun Discharges Occur (May 29, 2013) Nail guns increase efficiency for any construction project, whether it’s a residential homeowner who is using a nail gun for a light project or a major construction carpenter who is using a nail gun for a large commercial project. The downside is that nail guns are very dangerous tools capable of causing death and significant ...
  • Ensuring Meritorious Defective Product Injury Claims (May 19, 2013) Personal injury claims get a bad rap. Media headlines often twist jury verdicts in personal injury cases to seem unfair or overboard. Oftentimes, a certain case is presented to appear as though it was not meritorious. Product liability and injury cases are no exception. As defective product injury lawyers, it is our job to ensure that ...
  • Defective Products & Injury (May 19, 2013) The reality is that we live in an increasingly commercialized world. The number of goods and services available today vastly outnumber what was available 30 or even 20 years ago. According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, each year since 1960, there has been an increase in the number of cars sold – about 3.5 ...
  • Power Tool Malfunctioned…Now What? (November 7, 2012) Power tool use is through the roof over the past decade. Thanks to large home improvement stores around the country, nearly every household either owns or has regular access to large, heavy duty power tools, like table saws, pressure washers, etc. When these products malfunction, the user may be able to bring a product liability ...

Defective Product Accident Latest News

  • Defective Product News – Ryobi Power Tool Battery Chargers Recalled (November 14, 2013) Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a U.S. based power tool importing company issued a joint recall of over half a million Ryobi brand power tool battery chargers. On November 5, 2013, the CPSC and One World Technologies, based out of South Carolina, recalled approximately 578,000 Ryobi brand power tool battery chargers. ...
  • 5000+ Circular Saws Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard (October 9, 2013) For immediate release, October 9, 2013 The Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with a product manufacturer has issued a recall of over 5,000 TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saws. The potential hazard involved with these saws is a defect with the plunge lock. It can engage when not intended and therefore cause the saw blade ...
  • Nail Gun Accident Lawyers Announce Two Major Victories in Defective Nail Gun Accident Cases (September 19, 2013) This past year, the nail gun accident lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent resolved two nail gun accident cases in Pennsylvania. Outcome: One case settled for $1,000,000 (one million) dollars and the other settled for $925,000. Both of these nail gun accident cases settled prior to trial. Nature of the defect: The ...
  • Another Riding Lawn Mower Recall Notice – Toro Lawn Mowers Recalled (May 19, 2013) *For immediate release Just as the lawn care season is beginning, a major riding lawn mower manufacturer issued a recall of nearly 4,000 lawn mowers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Recall Number 13-147), the Toro Company is recalling nearly 4,000 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series riding lawn mowers with serial numbers74141, 74134, and ...
  • Cordless Drills Recalled Due to Fire & Burn Hazard (December 21, 2012) Last month, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled over 100,000 cordless drills. These power tools were manufactured in China and imported by Harbor Freight Tools of California. They were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores across the country in 2008 through May 2012. The drills were recalled due to a potential for overheating of the trigger ...

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