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