Pressure cookers are an easy and efficient way to make food within your home. It is because of this that they are popular devices. However, in the event that they are not made correctly, they can be defective and malfunctions can occur. When this happens, it can cause severe injuries to those who use them. Recently, there has been an increase in product liability cases against the companies who make pressure cookers, such as Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. If you were injured as a result of a defective pressure cooker, contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance in handling these matters.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
There are many different parts to a pressure cooker that must work properly in order for the device to function. For example, most of them have a safety valve that releases steam so that the cooker can be opened safely. If the valve does not work, it can cause an “explosion” to happen when the lid is opened. Other defective parts that can cause a malfunction can include the lid, seal, gasket, or lock. When this happens, it can cause life-impacting injuries such as severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, and more. Damage to the home can also occur, as there have been many past pressure cooker recalls due to the fact that they were a fire hazard.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
When pursuing legal action against a pressure cooker company, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. This can be done due to design defects in the pressure cooker. To prove that there was a design defect, the individual must prove that a safer, economically feasible design exists. This can be difficult to do, which is why an attorney should be retained to help collect the evidence that is needed to show negligence.
It is important for injured parties to keep the statute of limitations in mind during this time. This is because it places a deadline on how long they have to file a personal injury claim. If they do not meet the deadline, the individual can lose their opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation entirely. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the injury to file a claim.
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A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!