A: The best thing to do is to contact a knowledgeable products liability lawyer. The first thing a lawyer will do is determine whether there is a liability case against the lawnmower manufacturer or anyone else, such as a lawnmower service/maintenance company, for faulty repair.
In the ideal case, the defective equipment, be it a lawnmower, trimmer or tractor, was preserved after the accident. The lawyer will use experts to investigate the cause of the accident and determine whether there is a case. Experts such as mechanical engineers or biomechanical engineers will examine the equipment and determine whether it malfunctioned and if so, whether the malfunction caused the accident. Once it is determined that there is a liability case and a lawsuit has been filed, a claim for past and future medical expenses can be made. However, until there is a recovery in the case, the bills should be submitted to private health insurance. If there is no health insurance, Pennsylvania or New Jersey Medicaid may cover the bills.
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