Every year, it seems as though more injury accidents occur during the holiday rush. Whether fighting the traffic and crowds to get the best gifts for everyone on your list or spending hours in the kitchen baking and cooking for your Christmas get-together, it’s easy to forgo safety for the sake of getting everything ready just in time.
But one danger that often goes overlooked during this time of year is the serious risk of injuries caused by defective products. Millions of new items flood the market during the holiday season, many of which have been manufactured overseas and rushed through the design and testing process. Unfortunately, many hazardous products make their way into gift boxes and gift bags before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can identify any errors.
Defective battery compartments can overheat and cause fires, clothing and fabrics may not meet flammability standards, and faulty kitchen appliances can ignite. Burn injuries can cause permanent, life-altering damage, but you do not have to bear the consequences for another’s careless actions alone.
If you or a loved one suffers a burn injury due to a malfunctioning product, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer. Once you have received medical attention, remember to keep the defective product as evidence. Also, document any financial losses related to the injury accident and research whether others have been injured by the same product.
However, the most important thing to remember if you are considering a product liability claim is to not wait to seek legal guidance. The statute of limitations may run out before you decide to take action – jeopardizing your rightful claim. Contact the Woodland Hills injury lawyers at Kahn Roven to discuss your legal rights and options. Your initial consultation is free.