Riding lawn mowers have come a long way, and you can now mow your lawn far faster than you ever could before and with far better results. For instance, the zero-turn mower means you can get incredibly close to the edges and make sharp turns that would have previously been impossible.
However, the move to riding mowers has not been without danger. There are many reported accidents, some of which are fatal, involving these mowers. They can turn over and trap the operator underneath, they can roll off of cliffs and embankments and defective mowers can flip when there is no reason to do so — and without adequate safety systems in place. Tractors and riding mowers may be more efficient. Still, the direct cost of this efficiency is measurable in lives lost and in severe back, brain and amputation injuries and much more.
The risk with lawn care companies
If you thought the risk for property owners was high, it’s even greater for those who own or work for lawn care companies. They are not just mowing the lawn once a week. They’re using these devices and machines every single day. They’re constantly exposed to potential risk, and all it takes is one defective or poorly designed mower to injure or kill workers on the job. This is a very hazardous profession, with tens of thousands of people working in it.
Has a defective mower injured you, or have you lost a loved one in a rollover accident? If this has happened, you must know how to seek proper financial compensation.