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Nail Gun Accident Law Library

The following articles, frequently asked questions, news articles and blogposts are provided by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey nail gun and defective product accident lawyers. They are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable nail gun accident lawyer.

Recent Nail Gun Accident Case Results:

  • $1 Million – Nail gun misfired sideways, striking user in the eye, causing permanent vision loss
  • $925,000 – Nail gun misfired sideways, striking user in the eye, causing permanent vision loss

Nail Gun Accident Law Articles

  • Nail Gun Accidents Can Cause Loss of an Eye  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? 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 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 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 ...
  • PA Defective Product Accident Law – Manufacturing Defects in Nail Guns Nail gun accidents account for nearly 40,000 ER visits a year. This is due in large part to increased accessibility and the relative low cost of nail guns. Each year, more and more do it yourself homeowners are buying and using nail guns. Therefore, more and more people are injured in nail gun accidents each year. Dangerous ...
  • Power Tool Accident Cases – What You Need to Know About Liability Each year since the late 1990’s, there have been roughly 400,000 power tool injuries treated in the ER. There have been nearly 1 million medically treated power tool injuries per year as well. In addition, power tool accidents claim the lives of roughly 200 people each year. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission Hazard Screening Report, ...
  • Nail Gun Accidents & Injuries – The Sequential Trigger Whether for roofing, siding or general construction work, nail guns are important tools for any residential and commercial builder. On any given construction site, multiple workers will be using nail guns. However, nail gun accidents are on the rise. Finger and hand injuries are often sustained. Head, torso and eye injuries can also occur. Nails ...
  • The Danger of Nail Guns The last 10 years have seen a steady increase in nail gun usage in this country. This is due in large part to increased access to such power tools by regular homeowners. Accordingly, there has been an increasing number of emergency room visits related to nail gun and power tool accidents. One of the serious dangers ...
  • Pennsylvania & New Jersey Defective Products Liability Law – Injury to Bystanders It’s a common question in a products liability case involving a power tool like a nail gun: Is the product manufacturer liable for injury to a bystander ? Pennsylvania and New Jersey Defective Products Law Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey products liability law, those who come into contact with and are injured by a defective product are ...
  • Nail Gun Injuries Can Be Prevented with Adequate Safety Warnings Last year, Duke University researchers issued results of their study of nail gun safety warnings. Published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the study revealed that those selling nail guns had little knowledge about nail gun safety. The study underscores the danger of nail guns and the importance of ...
  • Nail Gun Accidents & Defective Products Lawsuits – Failure to Warn Nail gun accidents often lead to lawsuits. These products liability cases often involve claims that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings regarding use and care of the nail gun. Pennsylvania Defective Products Law – Failure to Warn in Nail Gun Accident Cases Claims against nail gun manufacturers regarding inadequate warnings usually revolve around the product manual’s ...
  • Pennsylvania & New Jersey Nail Gun Accident Law – Liability of Nail Gun Retailers Nail gun accidents, while they most often occur at work, also occur during use at home. The rise in the popularity of home improvements by homeowners gives way to increases in injuries from power tool accidents.  Nail guns are great tools when it comes to wood construction, framing and roofing. However, they are very dangerous. Due ...
  • Nail Gun Accidents – What Claims can be Made? Nail guns are increasingly popular among do it yourself homeowners. However, that means nail gun injuries are becoming more common. Hands and legs/feet are where most injuries occur and sometimes nails may penetrate the head or skull and cause death or serious brain injury. Last month, a New Jersey man was struck in the chest ...
  • Common Claims Made in Nail Gun Accident Lawsuits According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were nearly 30,000 nail gun accident emergency room visits in the U.S in 2005. Of those visits, roughly 1500 required hospitalization. Several types of claims may be made in nail gun accident lawsuits: 1.  Failure to provide or use the full sequential trigger In general, the full sequential trigger is the ...

Nail Gun Accident aw FAQs

  • Who can be held liable when a nail gun misfires? 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? 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 ...
  • I rented a nail gun which misfired and hit my leg. Can I recover for my injuries? Answered by a defective product injury lawyer Additional facts are needed in order to answer this question. Under either Pennsylvania or New Jersey law, someone who is injured by a defective nail gun can recover for their injuries so long as they are able to prove the following: 1. the nail gun was defective (or negligently maintained/serviced), 2. ...
  • My nail gun jammed and misfired. Do I have a case? A: You may have a case. There is no way to know for sure unless a qualified injury and accident lawyer listens to all the facts. In general, the injuries and damages must be significant enough to warrant filing a lawsuit. In addition, multiple types of claims may be made, including product liability claims, negligence ...

Nail Gun Accident Law Latest News

  • Nail Gun Accident Lawyers Announce Two Major Victories in Defective Nail Gun Accident Cases 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 ...
  • Nailers Recalled Due to Potential Trigger Malfunction *For immediate release Over 8,000 RIDGID coil roofing nailers and 4,400 RIDGID framing nailers were recalled today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the nailer manufacturer and product importer. These nail guns were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by a South Carolina company. They were sold at Home Depot stores and homedepot.com this year for ...
  • $2.5 Million Nail Gun Accident Verdict in California Last month, a California jury found in favor of a journeyman carpenter who became disabled as a result of a nail gun accident when a nail gun penetrated his head. In the case, Martin Oliver v. Hitachi Koki USA, the Los Angeles jury awarded Mr. Oliver $2.5 million for his very extensive injuries. The Hitachi nail ...

Nail Gun Accident Law Blogposts

  • How Accidental Nail Gun Discharges Occur 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 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 ...

About Our Nail Gun Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers have handled many nail gun defective product cases. Please contact our office to discuss your potential nail gun accident case. 800-220-7600. Our lawyers are licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and have the resources to handle matters as special counsel in states across the country.

What Former Clients Have to Say About Our Lawyers:

“Jeff Laffey’s representation of myself and my fellow plaintiffs was nothing short of excellence. Jeff’s charm and wit were quickly shelved for diligence and tenacity when appropriate and necessary. Jeff’s efforts resulted in an extremely fair settlement. I have and will continue to recommend Jeff to all potential clients.” Jim McGarrity Philadelphia Carpenters’ Union, Local 465

“I would like to thank Brian and his staff for making this process as stress-free and painless as they could. I would highly recommend Brian Kent to handle any workplace safety accident case.” – Joe

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