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Jacksonville Product Liability Lawyer: Garage Door Openers

A garage door may seem like one of the most harmless objects in your home. It cannot be carried away by a small child, choked on, or realistically used as a weapon. If this sounds like your attitude, consider the fact that the average garage door weighs up to 400 pounds. This is more than enough weight to cause serious injury or property damage to any people or things caught underneath it.

If the mechanism responsible for raising or lowering a garage door should malfunction, there is a real possibility of a serious – even deadly – accident.

Causes of Garage Door Injuries

Any garage door opener made after January 1993 is legally required to come equipped with a device that will cause a closing door to automatically reverse if it comes into contact with any object. A garage door that does not have this feature can be dangerous, especially if inhabitants of the home assume the garage door will have it.

Defective springs, pulleys, and cables can also turn a garage door into a serious hazard. A door with broken cables or pulleys may fall much more quickly than it would normally close, increasing the risk for anyone caught in its path.

Poorly made garage door openers with electrical defects have also caused cables to snap free and harm bystanders; garage doors that open and close without warning and locks or safety devices that fail and leave inhabitants of the home vulnerable to intruders are also serious concerns.

How a Jacksonville Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you have been hurt by a defective garage door, an experienced attorney can help you win compensation from the negligent corporation responsible for your injuries. You can recoup the money lost to missed work and medical expenses, as well as win compensation for your pain and suffering.

To speak with Jacksonville defective product attorney Don Guthrie, contact 904-296-1088 today.

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