Table Saw Injury Claims in Columbia

Table saw manufacturers have been under increased pressure to settle claims brought by injuries, or face the prospect of being taken to court. This is because new technology in the form of a "skin sensor" is available that can automatically turn off the spinning blade as soon as it comes in contact with human flesh.

Without this safety device the saw blades will continue to cut into human flesh, causing potentially serious and permanent injuries. The skin sensor is a sensible addition to any table saw. There is also new technology available to help prevent kickbacks, which can result in serious personal injuries. We believe that companies who knowingly sell table saws without appropriate safety measures should be held responsible for the resulting injuries. This can include:

  • Payment for medical bills
  • Payment for lost wages
  • Payment for pain & suffering
  • Payment for permanent impairment
  • Payment for disfigurement and scarring

Common Questions about Table Saw Injury Cases

Q: What is the legal basis for a claim for an injury caused by a table saw?

These claims arise out of what is called products liability. In South Carolina manufacturers and distributers for products can be legally responsible when an unreasonably dangerous or defective product causes physical injury. Although a table saw is, of course, inherently dangerous, the risk of injury is greatly increased when the manufacturer has intentionally chosen to omit integrating low-cost and simple safety devices. This omission is what we believe leads to liability due to an accident.

Q: Can bringing a claim actually help anyone?

Yes. Bringing a claim is an important way to put pressure on the manufacturers and distributes of unreasonably dangerous items, such as table saws sold without the proper safety devices in place. Once these devices are fully used we believe that thousands of injuries can be prevented.

Q: If I had paid more attention, I wouldn't have been injured. Should I bring a claim?

We will evaluate all of the circumstances of your injury before proceeding, and there is no cost to have your case reviewed by our office. If your injury was caused by normal and expected use, then the fact that you could have somehow prevented your injury had you taken unusual levels of precaution likely will not bar you from making a claim.

Q: How much money can I receive?

Your exact settlement will be determined after taking into account your specific injuries, and the type of table saw involved. Factors to be considered include the amount of the medical bills, lost wages, whether there is permanent disfigurement, and whether or not there is permanent impairment.

Contact a Columbia Product Liability Attorney

Filing a product liability claim will likely need the assistance of a caring and experienced lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in a table saw accident contact the Columbia personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC today for a free consultation.

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