A well-manicured landscape brings pride and satisfaction to any property owner. It takes a lot of work, too. Maintaining lawns, hedges, trees and flowerbeds require know-how and good tools. Whether you are caring for your own greenspace or working for a landscaping company, youʻre likely going to be working with some heavy-duty equipment.
Landscaping companies use a variety of tools and equipment to conduct their business. This includes things like riding lawn mowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, ladders and more. We often take for granted the safety and quality of the equipment and machinery we use. This is especially true when we’re using tools that are supplied by our employers.
Who is responsible for accidents involving defective products?
In reality, there are instances in which a particular batch of equipment turns out to be defective, improperly labeled or lacking adequate user instructions. In these scenarios, the chance of injury or accidental death becomes much higher.
A riding mower could roll over and crush the operator, a ladder could collapse under someoneʻs weight or an electrical defect could cause a blade to run when it shouldnʻt. When accidents occur due to a defective or improperly labeled product, the manufacturer could be held responsible.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries or accidental death due to defective equipment, you could have a products liability case. You may want to speak with someone familiar with such cases to determine the most effective way to receive compensation for damages, lost wages and ongoing treatment.