Snowblower Accident

Top Rated and Elite Snowblower Accident Injury Attorneys in Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain Unsurpassed Results for Victims Severely Injured in Snowblower Accidents in Buffalo, New York.

Snowblower Accident As we all know, Western New York’s winters typically involve massive amounts of snowfall. Snowblowers are very effective machines for assisting both residential and commercial property owners in removing excess snow from their driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), every year, there are approximately 6,000 serious snowblower-related injuries. The most frequently occurring injuries are cut off fingers and mangled hands caused by the blades. Over the past several years, there have been numerous widescale snow thrower recalls. When snowblowers are defective, accidents are much more likely and can result in devastating injuries to operators and bystanders alike. Unfortunately, owners might not even notice their snowblowers are faulty until after it is too late. If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured in a snow thrower accident, you may be eligible to file a claim against the snowblower manufacturer, the property owner where the injury happened, the manufacturer of the defective component, or any other parties responsible for your injuries.

Under New York law, all products must be reasonably safe for their intended use. To demonstrate product liability, snowblower accident victims must show that the snowblower or its components were faulty and produced an unreasonable risk during operation. Product liability lawsuits, especially ones involving mechanical systems, can be extremely technical, requiring comprehensive research, systematic investigations, and testing to be successful. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team has a long history of obtaining justice for victims of defective products. Our experienced product liability attorneys will act promptly and appropriately to develop the most effective legal strategy to improve your probability of receiving the maximum compensation for all injuries suffered and make certain that justice is rendered.

After an accident, your top priority should be recovering, and our compassionate team is here to help with the rest. Pursuing a product liability claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to speak with you about your faulty snowblower accident claim. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form.

Common Snowblower Defects

Snowblower Accidents Thousands of operators throughout the country have fallen victim to defective snowblowers. The safe and smooth operation of a snow thrower depends on various moving parts, gears, and other components. If one mechanism fails, it can undermine the whole machine, making it extremely dangerous to operate. Complete snowblower failures can happen abruptly and without prior warning of potential complications. Below are some of the most common snowblower failures that cause injuries, including:

  1. Defective exit chute: When a snow thrower’s exit chute is not working properly, it may cause the machine to clog or stall. Operators often attempt to clean out clogged chutes with their hands. If any part of their hand connects with the rotating blades, it can result in severed fingers.

  2. Faulty or clogged v-belts: This can cause the snowblower to stop dead in its tracks without any warning.

  3. Substandard drive disks: When drive disks malfunction, it can cause the machine to jerk violently. This can cause the operator to slip and fall, especially if the pavement is icy.

  4. Damaged or defective tires: Tires can become detached from the mounts or rapidly deflate. This can cause the operator to lose control of the snowblower and run over the legs and feet of anyone nearby.

  5. Problems with the fuel system: Fuel system issues often include broken carburetors, defective carburetor gaskets, cracked gas tanks, and improperly connected fuel filters. Any glitches in the fuel system pose a considerable risk of fuel leaking onto hot engine parts, sudden fires, and even explosive combustions.

Snowblower Safety Tips

Below we have listed some helpful advice for safer snow blowing. We urge you to read and follow our safety tips and suggestions, including:

  1. Never place your hands close to the chute of a snowblower;
  2. If the chute becomes blocked, turn off the snow thrower and patiently wait for the blades to reach a complete stop before clearing the chute with a stick;
  3. Make sure to wear appropriate winter attire and boots to improve your traction on icy surfaces;
  4. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from objects that could get ground up by the blades;
  5. Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothes, which could get caught in the moving components;
  6. Wear earplugs to protect your ears from the snowblower’s loud engine;
  7. Remove any debris that the snowblower might hit and propel; and
  8. Never operate a snowblower after drinking alcohol or taking prescription medication.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team will not allow carelessness and irresponsible manufacturers to get away with ruining your life. We are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those injured by defective snow throwers in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond.

Compensation for Victims of Faulty Snowblower Accidents

Many injuries caused by defective snowblowers could have easily been avoided if only manufacturers designed safer snowblowers. Regretfully, to reduce costs and increase profits sometimes, manufacturers produce substandard snowblowers. Those who suffered serious injuries due to faulty snowblowers may be entitled to compensation. Victims can pursue recovery for damages through a product liability claim, which may include compensation for:

  1. Past and future medical costs for any accident-related injuries;
  2. Life-long disabilities suffered;
  3. All lost wages from missed time from work;
  4. Reduced future loss of earning capacity;
  5. Pain and suffering;
  6. Permanent disfigurement;
  7. Loss of enjoyment in life; and
  8. Snowblower repair or replacement costs.



Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to any victims who have suffered injuries resulting from defective snowblowers. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his elite team of snowblower accident injury attorneys today at (716) 839-3939 so that we can help you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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