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MTD Products Liability Claims Continue

By Eric M. Knobloch • Apr 6th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Back in January, I posted my surprise that MTD snowthrowers were still exploding and causing serious personal injuries to consumers nearly 4 years after the product was recalled by the CPSC.  I was not surprised that the product was still exploding, I was surprised that the product was still being used by consumers despite several measures taken by MTD to remove the defective product from commerce.  In the past month, I have been contacted by two attorneys nearly 750 miles apart with “fresh” MTD explosions and injuries.

These MTD products liability claims are very unique in that the injuries are usually limited to broken hands and fingers.  The limited damages make these claims very difficult, if not outright cost prohibitive, for a firm to handle.  For example, suppose the claim is worth around $30,000.  It may cost upwards of $15,000 to hire a plastics expert to provide a favorable opinion.  After a fee and recouping costs, the claim is hardly worth pursuing for the client.

The Warshafsky Law Firm has handled close to nearly 10 claims against MTD and is currently working on at least 5 others, most from referring attorneys.  Bunching these MTD claims together to spread-out the costs has been effective in maximizing recovery for the client.  As the snow melts around the country, these claims may melt away as well.  But history as shown us that these products are still out in commerce and are still exploding at alarming rates.  If you or anyone you know has been injured by MTD products, Warshafsky Law Firm is interested in hearing about your experience.

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Eric M. Knobloch is a Personal Injury Attorney with the Warshafsky Law Firm. Eric specializes in auto accidents, civil rights violations and premises liability. Eric can be reached by: Phone: 414-276-4970 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.warshafsky.com Fax: 414-276-5533 Address: 839 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 300 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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  1. [...] the injuries are different, this product recall is eerily similar to the MTD Recalls I have previously written about on this site and am currently handling for the Warshafsky Law [...]

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