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Snowblower Accidents

Useful during the cold months of winter in the Northeast, snowblower accidents can result in sustained injuries when they don’t operate the way in which intended.

There are a number of ways that snowblowers can cause injury to individuals who use this equipment.

However, there is a likelihood to recover damages for sustained injuries if you can confirm the snowblower didn’t operate in the intended manner, or if the manufacturer neglected to issue a warning of hazards.

Common Causes of Snowblower Injuries

Protective guards come equipped on snowblowers meant to safeguard operators from flying objects, and to keep away hands from harmful moving parts.

Every year, these mechanisms don’t function always as intended; due to snowblower accidents, this has caused thousands of injuries.

The most typical causes of sustained injuries are the following:

Amputation to fingers because of malfunctions when a user attempts to clear debris.

It is not prudent to place a hand in any position when it can get caught between parts moving. However, instances have occurred where an operator has lost digits while moving reasonable machine parts.

Becoming entangled with equipment while on a hill or slippery surface can result in catastrophic consequences, and cause lacerations, amputations, or disfigurement.

Several operators have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of toxic emissions when blowing snow in confined spaces.

The manufacturer is responsible to warn operators of this hazard. 


Lack of responsibility in using a snowblower can result in injuring another individual.

Many instances arise when the injuries of a victim cause negligent behavior from a neighbor, who ignored the presence of the victim or behaved recklessly during operation of the snowblower.

If you have sustained injuries in this type of accident, it is vital to deem who should be held liable for equipment malfunction causing the injuries.

Manufacturers of the product are required to recompense damages to a victim who sustained injuries by the equipment when using them in a manner responsible and safe.

The determination may be that the snowblower was designed or constructed poorly; this may be likely from the manufacturer to recover damages.

It can be likely to receive compensation from an individual who willfully behaved negligently.

The debris and ice tosses from snowblowers can result in critical injuries, which can include trauma to the head, face, or eyes.

Victims, in several cases, have become blind, or as a result, suffered traumatic injuries to the brain.

Therefore, in this circumstance, the snowblower operator can be at-fault for his or her actions during snowblower accidents.

An accident, in several instances, may last be caused by a combination of defects in the equipment, and negligent behavior.

An esteemed attorney can help you determine which party should be held liable, and how to go ahead with the lawsuit.

Each individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, whether in the workplace, bedridden in a medical facility, operating a motor vehicle, or purchasing items at the supermarket, or a department store.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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