Laceration hazards refer to products that pose a threat of causing laceration (cuts) to a consumer. These can lead to serious injuries for the purchaser or user of the product. Certain products may be associated with lacerations hazards including:
- Products containing or utilizing glass (such as candles held in glass jars)
- Products with spinning parts, such as lawnmowers or weed trimmers
- Products or items that contain sharp edges
- Certain products that move at very high speeds
- Various other types of consumer products
Laceration injuries can be serious and may lead to permanent scarring, disfigurement, loss of mobility, and other issues. The injuries can be especially serious if they involve cutting of a major artery, interfere with organs, or other similar occurrences.
Who Can be Held Liable for a Laceration Injury?
Laceration injuries can often lead to legal claims. Legal liability for a laceration can oftentimes be traceable to a manufacturer of a product. This is especially the case if there is a product defect involved. For instance, if there is a defect with the product’s design or safety mechanisms.
Distributors of a dangerous product can also be held liable in some cases. This can happen for instance if they knew or should have known of a laceration risk associated with a product, yet continued to distribute or sell the item.
Also, punitive damages may be issued in cases where the defendant has acted intentionally to cause laceration injuries to the victim.
Should I Hire a Lawyer for Help with a Laceration Hazard Lawsuit?
Laceration injuries can be serious and may require legal assistance. It may be in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help or guidance for a claim. Your attorney can provide you with representation and can provide legal research as well.