If you were burned by a product during ordinary use, you may qualify for compensation. Product liability
law provides a way for people who have been injured by defective or dangerous products to recover damages from the companies that made and sold them.
Burn injuries can be very serious, and even second-degree burns can require hospitalization and long-term care. If you've been burned by a product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
If you think you may have a case, the first step is to contact a qualified product liability attorney to evaluate your claim. An experienced lawyer can help you gather evidence and build a strong case so that you can get the compensation you deserve. Call a national product liability attorney
at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755 or chat with one of our agents today.
What is product liability?
Product liability is a legal concept that refers to the legal responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in regards to injuries caused by defective or dangerous products. These duties include ensuring that their products are safe for use by ordinary consumers, providing adequate warnings about potential safety hazards, and removing dangerous products from the market when necessary. If you have been burned by a product during normal use, you may be entitled to compensation under product liability law. This can include compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. To learn more about your rights and options after a burn injury caused by a defective product, consult with a qualified product liability attorney
What types of burns can someone get from a defective product?
There are common main types of burns that can be caused by defective products:
- Thermal Burns: These occur when the skin comes into contact with a hot object, such as a stove burner or a cup of coffee.
- Chemical Burns: These occur when the skin comes into contact with a corrosive substance, such as battery acid or bleach.
- Friction Burns: These occur when there is heat generated by friction and can be caused by a fall on a treadmill, or contact with the road in a high speed fall.
- Electrical Burns: These occur when the body comes into contact with an electrical current, such as from a power lines or electrical sockets.
- Radiation Burns: These occur when the body is exposed to high levels of radiation, such as from X-rays or nuclear accidents.
What are the different degrees of burns?
Burns can range in severity from first-degree (superficial) to fourth-degree (full thickness). The different degrees of burns are:
- First-degree burns: These burns only affect the outer layer of skin (epidermis). They usually cause redness, pain, and swelling.
- Second-degree burns: These burns damage the outer layer of skin as well as the second layer of skin (dermis). They usually cause redness, pain, swelling, and blistering. These burns can cause discoloration and scars to the victim.
- Third-degree burns: These burns damage the outer layer of skin, the second layer of skin, and the tissue beneath the skin. They usually cause white or blackened skin that may be numb. Victims could require skin grafting or surgery.
- Fourth-degree burns: These burns damage not only the outer layer of skin and second layer of skin, but also the underlying tissues, such as nerves, bones, and muscles. They usually cause damage to internal organs as well. Treatment for these burns typically requires hospitalization and may involve skin grafts or reconstructive surgery.
What are the common treatments for burn injuries caused by a defective product?
The treatment for burns typically depends on the severity of the injury. In general, second- and third-degree burns are treated with wound care, pain management, and sometimes skin grafts or reconstructive surgery. In more severe cases, such as fourth-degree burns or thermal burns involving internal organs, treatment may involve intensive care in a hospital setting or even surgery. If you have been burned by a defective product, it is important to seek immediate medical attention and consult with a qualified product liability attorney to determine your legal options.
What defective products can cause burn injuries?
There are a wide variety of defective products that can cause burn injuries, including but not limited to:
- Household appliances, such as coffee makers, pressure cookers
, ovens, air fryers, toasters, and curling irons
- Exercise equipment, such as treadmills and ellipticals
- Electrical products, such as power cords, smart watches, smart phones and electrical sockets
- Children’s toys, such as those with small parts that can overheat
- Beauty products, such as hair straighteners and curling irons
- Clothing, such as shirts and pants that are made of flammable materials
How do I know if I have a product liability claim for my burn injury?
To determine whether you have a valid product liability claim for your burn injury, you should consult with a qualified national product liability attorney
. Some of the factors that may be considered include the type of product and how you were using it at the time of your injury, as well as whether there were any recalls or warnings regarding use of the product. You should also keep detailed records of your medical expenses, including receipts for prescription medications, hospital bills, and other costs related to your injury. Additionally, it may be helpful to retain copies of any emails or other communications you have had with the manufacturer or retailer about your burn injury. An experienced product liability attorney can help assess your situation and determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Free Product Liability Attorney Consultation
If you or a loved one has been burned by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact our office today for a free consultation with a product liability attorney. We can review your case and help you understand your best course of action. There is no obligation to hire us, and we only get paid if we win your case. Call now to get started on your claim at 800-337-7755 or submit your information online today.