A: The two critical parts of a power tool injury case are investigation and expert analysis. Typically, power tool injury cases involve defective product liability claims. In addition, there may be negligence claims. For instance, in situations where a power tool is rented and it causes injury, there may be a negligent maintenance, negligent service or failure to warn claim against the rental company.
Once it is determined who the potentially liable parties are, the tool will be tested by an expert who will be able to identify if the product malfunctioned and whether that malfunction caused the accident. After this expert analysis, the lawsuit will be filed. After the lawsuit is filed, the parties will engage in discovery of the evidence relating to the accident, the defect and damages caused by the injuries. After discovery is complete, the parties will either reach settlement or head to trial.
Some of the most popular power tools are saws and drills, and accidents can occur at home or at work. It is important to have a serious accident involving a power tool reviewed by a knowledgeable products liability lawyer to assess viability of the case.
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For more information, contact an experienced product liability and power tool accident lawyer.
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Published: August 26, 2012