When people buy a pressure cooker, they do so because it is an efficient and fun way to make tasty food within their home. However, in the event that the device is not made correctly, they can become defective and malfunction. When this happens, it can cause serious injuries to the people who use them. These accidents have recently resulted in an increase in product liability lawsuits against the companies who make the devices, including Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. If you were injured because of a defective pressure cooker, contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
Pressure cookers are complex devices with many different parts. These must work correctly in order for it to function in a safe manner. For example, these devices must have a safety valve that lets out steam so that the user can open the pot safely. If the valve does not work, it can result in an “explosion” of 200-degree foods and liquids. This may also happen if the lid, seal, gasket, or lock is defective. These accidents can cause life-changing injuries to anyone near it. This can include severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, electrocutions, and more. It is also possible for damage to happen to the house, as many pressure cookers have been recalled in the past due to fire hazard issues.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
Injured parties who want to sue a pressure cooker company due to a defective product can do so by filing a personal injury claim for design defects. In order to prove that this was the case, the individual must work with their attorney to prove that a safer, economically feasible design to the product exists and could have been used.
When facing these situations, injured parties should keep the statute of limitations in mind. Simply put, the statute of limitations is a deadline that they must meet to file a personal injury claim. If they fail to do so, they can lose their chance to pursue legal action and recover compensation. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.
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Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or send us an email through our online contact form.