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Snowblower Accidents


Illinois winters can be brutal and often require the use of a snowblower, especially when you need to quickly and efficiently “dig out” after a large snowfall. While they are extremely useful, snowblowers do not come without risk and they can cause serious injuries, especially when they are used improperly, they have a manufacturing defect, or the manufacturer failed to warn of any dangers.

If you have been injured in a snowblower accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

Common Causes of Snowblower Accidents 

Snowblowers come with protections in place to prevent hands from coming into contact with moving parts and guards to avoid the operator from getting hit by flying debris. However, these safety mechanisms do not always function as they are intended, causing thousands of injuries every year. 

Other causes of snowblower injuries include: 

  • Amputations – When an operator attempts to clear an obstruction, fingers can come in contact with moving parts, resulting in amputations.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning – Gas-powered snowblowers pose a risk of toxic emissions to operators who use them within confined spaces. Manufacturers are responsible for providing warnings to consumers about this dangerous practice.
  • Irresponsible use – When a snowblower operator acts in a negligent or reckless manner, they can put others at risk for serious injuries by throwing ice and debris. 

If you have been injured in a snowblower accident, it is important to determine who may be liable for your injuries. If the snowblower was manufactured improperly, or the manufacturer failed to warn of the dangers associated with their product, they could be responsible for compensation for your damages.

It is also possible to pursue compensation from a negligent snowblower operator if they acted in a negligent fashion. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services. 

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First.

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7. 

Submitted Comments

3 years ago
amputated a finger and broke another finger while unclogging. I was trapped and could not get help
Michael Agruss
3 years ago
Hello Danielle. I'm so sorry to hear about your emergency situation. I would be happy to talk about your accident and injuries and help you determine if you have a case against the product manufacturer. Please contact my office at Phone: 312-224-4695 Email: [email protected]. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Mike

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