A 20-year-old draftee was driving a jeep in a boot camp training exercise. While negotiating a turn in the road, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a clump of trees. The accident destroyed the vision in his left eye and left him
The plaintiff purchased a second-hand farm tractor from a local dealer. The day after he purchased it he was operating the tractor, and the pressure hose that operates the up and down position of the bucket, broke and the springpull came back and hit him
The plaintiff, a farmer, was operating his tractor which was equipped with a power winch designed to be used to pull or drag heavy objects. He was in the process of pulling a car up out of a ditch. He got out of the tractor
Four members of a family were severely burned in a fire in their home due to faulty electrical wiring. The wiring had been installed in blatant violation of the building code; the resultant fire was then rapidly spread by carpeting which had not been treated
A 1-year-old boy pulled a pipe from the hot water faucet out of its sleeve located in a cabinet under the bathroom sink of his family's mobile home. He sustained serious burns. The plaintiffs contended that the manufacturer of the mobile home did not consider
Plaintiffs purchased a new home from a local home builder. The builder had failed to install a hand railing on the outer portion of the cellar steps. The plaintiffs' five-year-old son, while going down the steps, fell some fifteen feet, off the side of the
The plaintiff released a mechanism in his snowblower designed to stop the blades in the snowblower. He then stuck his hand in the chute to remove clogged snow. Three fingers were severed by the blades which were still in motion.
The plaintiff was cutting wood in his backyard when the chainsaw he was using kicked back. He suffered permanent and crippling injuries. The chainsaw had no anti-kickback device and the instruction manual and the chainsaw itself had inadequate warnings.
A 15-year-old boy had been using the family snowblower to clear the snow from the driveway. The snow was wet and heavy and kept clogging the machine. When the machine was stopped the boy reached in to unclog some of the snow which had collected
A 4-year-old girl came out of her house to talk to her 14-year-old brother who was sitting on a large riding lawn mower which the family had recently purchased second-hand. The lawnmower was engaged but was in a stopped position. The girl slipped and fell
Plaintiff, an experienced gardener, was mowing his employer's lawn early one morning. As he was proceeding down a steep incline his foot slipped and became caught under the blades of his power mower. He lost his right foot as a result of the injuries sustained.
Plaintiff, a 31-year-old man, was clearing brush from his backyard in a rented front-end loader. When the vehicle hit a tree branch lying on the ground the branch came into the cab and speared the plaintiff's stomach. The entire front side of the tractor was