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 open and unprotected. No user-operating instructions were included when the tractor was delivered.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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