People purchase pressure cookers so that they can efficiently make tasty meals within the comfort of their own home. However, these devices have the potential to be dangerous if they are not made correctly. If a pressure cooker is defective, it can malfunction and cause injuries to the people who surround it. As a result, there has been an increase in product liability lawsuits being filed against the companies who make these devices, such as Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. People who are injured due to a defective pressure cooker should contact a skilled Connecticut personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
Pressure cookers have several different parts that are required to function together so that the device can work properly. If just one of these parts does not do its job correctly, it can cause a malfunction. For example, if a safety valve is defective, it does not allow steam to be released from the device so that it can open safely. Instead, it can result in an explosion of hot foods and liquids. Other defective parts can cause this may be the lid, seal, gasket, or lock. These malfunctions can cause injuries such as severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, and more. Damage can also happen to the house, which is why there have been many past pressure cooker recalls because of fire hazards.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
After a person is injured by a defective pressure cooker, they can file a product liability claim to hold the company that made it responsible for design defects. In order to prove that a design defect caused the injuries, the individual must show that a safer and economically feasible design exists and could have been used instead of what was. This can be a difficult task, which is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney for help.
It is important for individuals facing these situations to remember the statute of limitations. This places a deadline on how long they have to file a claim, otherwise they can lose their right to pursue legal action and recover compensation. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for personal injury accidents is two years from the date of the injury.
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