When people purchase a pressure cooker, they do it so they can make tasty meals at an efficient rate in their own home. Usually, the devices are safe and people can use them harmlessly. However, there has been a recent increase in product liability lawsuits due to malfunctioning pressure cookers that are causing severe injuries. These lawsuits are being filed against the companies who produce them, such as Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, etc. If you became injured due to a defective pressure cooker, you can retain the services of a skilled New York personal injury attorney for guidance handling the matter.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
There are many different parts to a pressure cooker that need to function in order for the device to work properly. This can include a safety valve so that steam can be released before the top is safe to open. If the valve does not work the way it is supposed to, an “explosion” of 200-degree foods and liquids can happen. This may also happen if the lid, seal, gasket, or lock is defective. When it does, this can cause serious, life-changing injuries such as severe burns, blindness, electrocutions, and disfigurement. In addition to this, there can also be damage done to the home, as many pressure cookers in the past have been recalled due to fire risks.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
In order to sue a pressure cooker company for product liability, the injured party must file a personal injury claim for design defects. Design defects can be proved by showing that there is a safer and economically feasible product design that exists. This can be difficult to do, however, an experienced personal injury attorney can help gather the necessary evidence to be used as proof.
It is important to remember the statute of limitations when considering legal action during this time. The statute of limitations is a deadline by which the injured party is required to file a personal injury claim, otherwise they can lose their right to legal action and may not be able to recover compensation from the negligent party. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the injury.
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If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.