When people think of faulty products causing serious injuries, they usually imagine machinery, or possibly vehicles, but the reality is that the appliances we use every day can be sources of severe harm if they are defective. If you have been hurt by a faulty appliance, contact a Long Island personal injury attorney.
Faulty Products & House Fires
House fires start for many reasons; among them are defective everyday appliances. While many fires that are associated with use of appliances are the result of the consumer’s misuse, some may be the result of faulty devices.
A Consumer Reports article from March 2012 found that many of the fires associated with appliances were actually due to problems with the appliance. Of the 69,000 fires associated with a product as the primary cause, about 15,700 were the result of problems with the device itself.
Stoves are among the products that may cause fires, but other items, like microwave ovens, irons, even dishwashers, have been known to have glitches that can cause them to catch fire. Experts say that as appliances become more high-tech, the more complicated design can lead to more factory mistakes.
Filing a Claim After an Appliance-Related Fire
A Long Island personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether there is evidence to prove that a faulty product caused the fire in your home. The attorney then will pursue the amount of compensation that’s appropriate for your case.
Often in a fire, there is a great deal of personal loss in addition to painful injuries and sometimes death. A company that’s found liable for a fire because of its faulty product can end up paying a sizeable settlement.
Contacting a Long Island Personal Injury Attorney
Being injured in a fire can change your life permanently. The attorneys at Gacovino, Lake & Associates can help guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. Call us today at (800) 246-4878 to set up a consultation and to find out how we can help represent your rights in a case involving a faulty product.