When we buy a power tool, while we acknowledge the risks and realize that improper usage might lead to injury, we expect that the product will be safe under the conditions of its intended use. However, this is not always the case. Many dangerous products get released on the market and end up injuring people because they are badly designed or manufactured. When the product in question is an electric saw, the consequences of injuries are often devastating and many times, permanent.
Types of electric saws:
- Band Saw
- Chain Saw
- Circular Saw
- Table Saw
- Hand-held Saw
- Miter Saw
- Radial Arm Saw
- Scroll Saw
There are three types of defects possible in product liability:
- Design defects. These involve the claim that an entire line of products is inherently dangerous, and may cause injuries when used as intended. Design defects can include lack of safety features or unforeseen dangerous effects when the tool is used in certain circumstances.
- Manufacturing defects. Even when the product itself may be safe, errors may happen in the manufacturing process which may lead to just a couple of products not reflecting the original design and malfunction when used under normal circumstances.
- Marketing defects. Failure to warn about the dangers of a product as well as giving incorrect or unclear instructions may be classified as a marketing defect and the company responsible may be held accountable.
Power saws are dangerous tools and need to be handled with proper consideration, however, we cannot anticipate a product malfunction and this may result in severe, permanent damage. If you have been injured by a defective saw, we can help you file a product liability claim and make sure you receive fair financial compensation for your injuries. Call one of the law offices of John M. O’Brien & Associates and schedule your free initial consultation.