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Champaign County Defective Tools Lawyer

Pekin defective products attorney for power tools, farm equipment, and construction machines

Attorneys for Equipment-Related Injuries in Champaign, Springfield, Peoria, and Decatur

Whether they are at home, on the job, or elsewhere, people use different types of tools every day. This equipment can range from simple items used to complete small repair tasks to complicated pieces of heavy machinery. When these tools are defective or do not function properly, they can cause serious injuries to their users or other people nearby. In these cases, a product liability attorney can help victims take steps to hold a negligent manufacturer, distributor, or retailer responsible for their injuries.

For more than 40 years, the law firm of Kanoski Bresney has provided high-quality representation to personal injury victims. Our lawyers are highly experienced in cases involving defective products, and we have helped our clients secure over $400 million in verdicts and settlements. We believe in providing respect, response, and results to those who have been injured by others' negligence, and we will fight to protect your rights and help you receive financial compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Injuries From Dangerous Tools and Equipment

Tools may be considered defective if there were issues during the design process that caused them to be dangerous when they were used as intended. They can also become dangerous if problems during the manufacturing process caused parts to break or lead equipment to function incorrectly. Manufacturers may also be responsible for injuries that occurred because they did not provide the proper instructions for how to use a tool safely or if they did not warn users about the risks of injury.

Some types of equipment that can cause injuries due to product defects include:

  • Power tools - Malfunctioning circular saws, nail guns, drills, or other electrical equipment can cause injuries such as severed fingers, puncture wounds, or lacerations. Faulty wiring in these tools may lead to electrocution injuries, or it can cause fires that lead to burn injuries and property damage.
  • Landscaping tools - When lawnmowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, or wood chippers do not function correctly, users can experience serious lacerations and other types of injuries. When a person's arms, legs, or clothing are caught in this type of equipment, they may suffer serious bodily harm which could result in amputations.
  • Ladders and scaffolds - If these types of equipment break or collapse, homeowners, construction workers, or others who are working above the ground can suffer serious fall injuries, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Farm equipment - Defective machinery such as tractors or combines may cause injuries in a variety of ways. Equipment may fall over and injure farm workers, or a breakdown may cause a person to become entangled in equipment and suffer bodily harm or wrongful death.
  • Construction equipment - When cranes or other types of heavy machinery used at a construction site do not function correctly, workers can be injured by falling objects, electrocution, fires, being crushed by equipment that tips over, or being caught between two pieces of machinery.

Contact Our McLean County Equipment Defect Lawyers

A product's manufacturer may be liable for injuries that occurred due to design or manufacturing defects. In some cases, distributors or retailers may be liable if they knowingly allowed products that were known to be dangerous or defective to be sold to consumers. At Kanoski Bresney, we can investigate the circumstances of an injury caused by a defective product, and we will help you determine the best ways to receive financial compensation that fully covers the ways your injury has affected your life. Contact us today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to schedule your free consultation. We assist with product liability cases in Peoria, Bloomington, Rushville, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, Quincy, McLean County, Champaign, Peoria County, Decatur, Macomb, Schuyler County, Macon County, Springfield, Pekin, Adams County, Champaign County, McDonough County, and throughout all of Illinois.

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