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Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION WEIGHS IN ON SNOW THROWER SAFETY

February 21, 2014 by Andrew F. Fick

The following is from a Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) Safety Alert located by Andrew F. Fick, Esquire, with the personal injury law firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants you and your family to be safe when using snow throwers.  CPSC has received reports of injuries with snow throwers, including finger amputations.  Injuries most frequently occur when consumers try to clear the auger/collector or discharge chute with their hands.

People have died from becoming caught in the machine.  Others have died from carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from leaving the engine running in an enclosed space.

CPSC offers the following safety tips for using snow throwers:

  • Stop the engine and use a long stick to unclog wet snow and debris from the machine.  Do not use your hands to unclog a snow thrower.
  • Always keep hands and feet away from all moving parts.
  • Never leave the machine running in an enclosed area.
  • Add fuel to the tank outdoors before starting the machine; don’t add gasoline to a running or hot engine.  Always keep the gasoline can capped, and store gasoline out of the house and away from ignition sources.
  • If you have an electric-powered snow thrower, be aware of where the power cord is at all times.

Most snow thrower injuries happen when consumers try to clear snow from the discharge chute or debris from the auger/collectors.  Always stop the engine before attempting to clear snow and debris from any part of the snow thrower.

(Source: CPSC Safety Alert, Snow Thrower Safety, Publication 5117 000203 012012).

Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. serves the injured, and their families, in Reading, Pottsville and throughout Pennsylvania.  The lawyers there handle personal injury claims, including work injuries and claims for injuries or death caused by unsafe or dangerous products.



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FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
NURSING HOME ABUSE
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