Many Texans are proud of their lawns and own several pieces of equipment to keep their properties in pristine condition, including riding lawn mowers and zero-turn mowers. These vehicles seem like fast, convenient ways to maintain your yard compared to a walk behind lawn mower. However, riding zero-turn lawn mowers can pose a severe risk to your safety.
If you are involved in a riding or zero-turn lawn mower accident, you are entitled to financial compensation. The lawyers at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC can fight for your right to recovery and secure the settlement that you deserve.
Lawn mowers kill an estimated average of 90 Americans each year. Thousands more go to the emergency room to treat lawn mower–related injuries, which can be extremely painful and require extensive medical care.
Riding lawn mowers pose a heightened risk to their owners compared to other types of mowing equipment. For example, a property owner can be involved in a rollover accident and become pinned underneath the riding lawn mower. The lawn mower’s blade can also cause deep lacerations and may kill or seriously injure anyone who becomes trapped underneath one of these vehicles.
Below are just a few of the injuries that can occur in a riding lawn mower accident:
Lawn mower manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe to use and warn consumers of potential dangers. Unfortunately, many companies have failed to uphold this duty of care.
Riding lawn mowers and zero-turn mowers can contain dangerous defects that can put the rider at risk of serious injuries. The mower may be defective in its design. In some cases, lawn mower manufacturers fail to provide adequate instructions and warnings to consumers, resulting in an accident.
Below are a few common examples of lawn mower defects:
If you were injured in a riding lawn mower accident and believe that a product defect is responsible for your accident, you have the right to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Through your claim, you could recover a financial settlement to pay for medical care, lost wages, and more—as long as you can prove that the manufacturer is responsible for the injuries that you suffered.
To win a riding lawn mower accident lawsuit, you will need to successfully prove the following:
Proving a lawn mower lawsuit often requires expert insight and a great deal of investigatory resources. Your attorney at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC will leverage the full extent of our firm’s power to investigate your case, obtain expert witness testimony, and build a compelling case for your right to recovery.
A riding lawn mower accident can result in serious financial, physical, and emotional hardships. Through your lawsuit, you can recover several types of damages, including:
Texas law establishes a deadline for product liability claims. Known as the statute of limitations, this rule states that you must file a product liability lawsuit within two years of your accident or injury.
If you are involved in a riding lawn mower accident, it is very important to abide by this deadline. The court will likely dismiss your case and prevent you from recovering a settlement if you file your case after the statute of limitations passes.
Our personal injury attorneys can help. We can assess your case, identify your appropriate filing deadline, and help initiate your claim so that you can protect your right to compensation.
Were you injured in a McKinney lawn mower accident? The lawyers at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC can help you hold the manufacturer accountable and recover the settlement that you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a McKinney riding lawn mower accident lawyer.