Do-it-yourself, or DIY, projects are becoming increasingly popular as people look to save money in the current economic situation. This DIY culture means people take situations into their own hands. From home repairs to major construction and renovation, there is hardly anything that DIY enthusiasts will not do. People rely on their own hands for DIY projects, but we need a dependable set of tools to get us through most tasks. But when power tools behave unexpectedly, this all too often spells disaster.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective power tool or one that has malfunctioned, you may feel helpless and alone. Know that you have rights and that there are people who can help you fight back. Get in touch with LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (515) 705-0233. You can reach a Des Moines product liability attorney that can advise you on how to move forward.
Staying Safe with Power Tools
Even the novice craftsman knows to respect his or her tools. This is because power tools are capable of severely injuring or even killing a person. There are certain things you can do to stay safe so that you do not suffer in a power tool accident. Some safety tips include:
- Wear durable, long-sleeved clothing and avoid thin and baggy clothes
- Use tough, closed-toe shoes to protect your feet
- Wear wrap-around, shatter-resistant glasses to protect your eyes
- Use over-ear earmuffs to protect your ears as well as your hearing
Frustratingly, though, no matter how safe you may be while working with your power tools, these devices can still cause injury if they are defective or malfunction while you are using them.
When you need help with a personal injury case, the tenacious legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., can help. Dial (515) 705-0233 to reach a Des Moines product liability attorney that is ready to help you today.