Pressure cookers are a popular household item, as they allow people to make quick and tasty meals within the comfort of their own home. While this is true, they are also complex devices that can cause an accident to happen if they are not made correctly. If a pressure cooker is defective and malfunctions, it can cause severe injuries to the people who use them. This has caused an increase in product liability cases filed against the companies who make these devices, such as Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. Those who are facing these situations should contact a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance dealing with their case.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
Pressure cookers consist of many different parts that must function properly and together in order to work correctly. For example, most devices have a safety valve that allows steam to be released before it can be opened. If it does not work, the steam can get backed up and cause an “explosion” of hot food and liquid to happen, causing injuries as a result. This can include severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, and more. There have also been many pressure cooker recalls in the past due to being a fire hazard to the home. Other defective parts that can do this can include the lid, seal, gasket, or lock.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
When a person is injured in these situations, they can file a claim to sue the company that made the pressure cooker. This can be done due to design defects. In order to prove that a design defect existed, the injured party must show that a safer and economically efficient design exists. While this can often be difficult to do, an experienced attorney can provide assistance by gathering the evidence needed to prove negligence.
Those facing these situations should keep the statute of limitations in mind. Simply put, the statute of limitations places a deadline on how long the injured party has to file a claim. If they do not meet the deadline, they can lose their opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation for any damages. The statute of limitations for personal injury accidents in the state of New Jersey is three years from the date of the injury.
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Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.