Although the weather in Illinois has been fairly mild this winter, after the recent snow, our Chicago personal injury lawyers want to take a moment to remind people to be careful when using snowblowers this season.
According to a report by MSNBC, across the Midwest, State emergency officials are renewing their warnings about snowblowers after seven men suffered severe hand injuries this week. The injuries occurred when the men used their hands to clear wet snow from their snowblowers. Officials say that four of the men required surgery, and three of those had to have at least one finger partially or completely amputated.
When consumers buy products off the shelves of retail stores, those customers have the right to expect that the product will not be unreasonably dangerous. Special laws are in place to protect consumers from hazardous products, and to help customers recover after they have been injured.