Pressure cookers are an easy and efficient way for people to make food at home, making them a popular household item. However, in the event that these devices are not made correctly, they can be defective and malfunctions can happen. This can cause serious injuries to the people who use them. As a result, there has been a rise in product liability lawsuits against the companies who produce these items. This can include Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. People who are injured due to a defective pressure cooker should contact a skilled Florida personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
Pressure cookers have many different parts that must work correctly in order for the device to do what it is meant to do. For instance, safety valves release steam from inside the pot before opening it so that it is safe to do so. However, if it does not work, an explosion of 200-degree food and liquid from the pot can occur. This can also happen if the lid, seal, gasket, or lock is defective. These accidents can cause injuries to anyone near the device, such as severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, and more. House damage can also happen, 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 a person becomes injured by a defective pressure cooker, they can file a personal injury claim to sue the company that made it. This can be due to design defects. In order to prove design defects, the injured party is able to prove that a safe, economically efficient design exists and could have been used. This can sometimes be difficult to accomplish which is why an experienced attorney should be retained to help collect the necessary evidence to back up a claim.
In these situations, it is important for the injured party to consider the statute of limitations. This is because it places a deadline on how long they have to file a claim, otherwise they can lose their right to legal action and the opportunity to recover compensation. The statute of limitations in the state of Florida is four years from the date of the injury.
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