Consumers are at risk from many hazards that can occur from defective appliances. These products do not operate as intended and can include fans that shock their owners or dishwashers that turn on by themselves and cause fires.
Defective appliances can cause injuries to the owner as well as other property damage. It is important to have an attorney on your side if any of your products are defective so you can get the compensation you deserve. The Lenahan Law Firm is an experienced and successful firm and can help you today.
Manufacturers have a duty to manufacture safe appliances that work as intended. There are many kinds of appliance defects that can cause serious injuries. Some of these include:
- Fans, microwaves, toasters, dishwashers, or other appliances that catch fire
- Stoves that tip and cause serious burns or explosion hazards
- Electronics such as televisions, computers, or smartphones can pose a risk of electrical injury or fire
- Refrigerators. Although the inside is cold, they generate a lot of heat and can be a significant fire risk
- Power tools
- Washing machines or dryers that can catch fire
Various injuries can result from defective appliances, including:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crushing injuries from heavy products
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and contusions from tools or equipment
A product can be faulty in a number of ways, including design defects. This relates to problems with the design of a product, making the product inherently dangerous because its design is flawed and simply unsafe.
Another way is through manufacturing defects. This occurs if a product is safely designed, but there are issues with the manufacturing that led the product to be unsafe. Examples of manufacturing defects include negligence by assembly line workers, lack of quality assurance testing, or bad or contaminated materials.
Another way a product can be at fault is through failure to warn. A failure to warn is when a product fails to provide an adequate warning of the dangers that are associated with the product. There are strict product liability rules that govern consumer products. Manufacturers need to provide adequate warnings on products so that consumers are aware of all possible risks that are associated with using the product and the proper ways to use the product to minimize these risks.
Manufacturers have a duty to manufacture safe appliances that work as intended and to provide adequate warnings on all appliances. If you have been injured due to a defect in a household product in Dallas, it might be worth it to pursue compensation. You may be able to recover damages against the manufacturer or retailer if you have suffered an injury caused by a product that is not fit for its intended purpose.
The idea of filing a lawsuit for a defective product injury can seem scary to some, but the legal team at The Lenahan Law Firm can help you get started on this process. The team can assess your claim and look at the defective product, your injury, and all of the circumstances surrounding the event to evaluate how strong your case is and whether you will be able to recover full compensation.
Have you been injured by a dangerous or defective product? If so, it is time to make sure the negligent party is held responsible. Call the team at The Lenahan Law Firm free at (214) 295-1008 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Dallas product liability attorneys.