As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to keep your lawn cut—from the time the last snow melts until the time the first snow falls. It might not be a chore that you give much thought to, but it is a task that could change your life and seriously harm your child if something goes wrong.
Before you mow the lawn again at your Chicago area home, it is important to understand the following risks:
These dangers may be new to you, but they are not new to lawn mower manufacturers. Many lawn mower makers have known about these risks for years, if not decades, and have not yet changed the design to make lawn mowers safer for those cutting the grass and the children playing nearby.
One of the most common lawn mower accident injuries is amputation. A child who is hit with a mower may lose a limb—forever facing a future without the use of his arm or leg. Death is also a risk of lawn mower accidents, occurring immediately because of trauma or afterwards due to an infection that develops at the amputation site.
As a parent, you want to protect your child if he is hurt. You can do that by getting your child the medical help that he needs and by understanding your child’s legal rights. Our family law firm has helped other families recover from catastrophic accidents. We have more than 130 years of combined legal experience helping seriously injured people in the Chicago area get the medical treatment and other resources they need to recover. If you or your child has been hurt in a Chicagoland lawn mower accident, we encourage you to contact our lawyers directly via this website or by calling to schedule an initial consultation.
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