Defects in tools can range from failure of safety mechanisms to poor design. In some instances, there may be a claim for failure to provide proper warnings.
Under Pennsylvania products liability laws, those who are injured as a result of using a defective tool or bystanders who come into contact with a defective tool may be able to make legal claims against manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of the product.
Common tools involved in product liability litigation include:
- defective nail guns,
- various kinds of saws,
- mowers, and
- all kinds of other power tools.
To read more about Pennsylvania law in table saw defect accidents, click here.
In Pennsylvania, an injured party can prevail in a products liability case by proving that the product or tool was:
1. defectively designed,
2. defectively manufactured, or
3. did not contain proper and adequate warnings.
Liability in a Defective Tool/Product Case in Pennsylvania
In some cases, parties other than the manufacturer or retailer may be held liable. For example, tool rental companies may be liable for failing to provide proper warnings about rented tools or for negligent service/maintenance.
Related Pennsylvania Defective Products Legal Articles:
- Power Tool Accidents – Tips to Avoid Injuries
- Pennsylvania & New Jersey Nail Gun Accident Law – Liability of Nail Gun Retailers
- Power Tool Safety Issues in Products Liability Cases
Pennsylvania Defective Tool & Products Law Firm
Our defective tool and products liability lawyers represent victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can also obtain special admission in other states such as New York or Delaware on a case by case basis.
**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
Published: October 12, 2012