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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding At Home Product Injuries
What are some common at-home products
which can cause injury?
can suffer various different injuries while at home. However, some of the more
serious injuries are caused by at-home products that may be defective. Among
those are the following:
·Electric Wiring - When incorrectly installed, it can
cause electric shock as well as create a fire hazard.
·Improperly Installed Flooring - When flooring is improperly
installed, individuals run the risk of slipping, falling, or tripping. This can
result in individuals suffering minor to serious injuries.
·Defective Furniture - Individuals may
be injured as a result of defective furniture that breaks and strikes someone
or causes someone to strike another object.
What kinds of damages can I seek for my
you suffer injuries caused by at-home products, you may be entitled to recover
damages such as medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, as well
as the loss of personal property. Sometimes, judges and juries decide to award
punitive damages in order to both punish the offending party and to discourage
others from conducting themselves in the same manner that resulted in injuries.
Who is liable for injuries caused by a
product in my home?
an accident is simply an accident. At-home products will naturally tarnish with
age. Still, some injuries may be the result of either a defective product or
negligent installation. If you are injured by a defective product, you have a
right to recover losses from the product’s manufacturer. Whenever a
manufacturer produces a product, it asserts that it is safe for its intended
use as well as those uses that are reasonably foreseeable. If cooking equipment
or other at-home appliances malfunction, they can cause dangerous situations that can injure the home’s occupants.
may be injured by complications caused from negligent installation. For
example, an electrical fire may start as a result of negligently installed
electric wiring. Negligently installed floors can create conditions making it
easier for individuals to slip, trip, or
fall.2 Injured parties can recover from those whose actions
breach a duty of care.
What should I do if I am injured by an
you are injured, you should always seek medical attention if you so require.
Once you have recovered from any injuries, you should strive to assemble as
much information and evidence that you can. This includes information regarding
the cause of your injuries and any losses that you have sustained as a result.
In order to recover damages, you will be required to show that you suffered
damages. For example, you should assemble documentation such as paystubs in
order to demonstrate a loss of income caused by your inability to work as a
result of your injuries.
Do I need an Attorney?
injured by at-home products may seek to recover damages without first retaining
legal counsel. Individuals may attempt to recover damages either by negotiating
directly with manufacturers or by representing themselves at trial. However,
representing yourself can result in significant difficulty negotiating with the
opposing party as well as recovering the amount, if any, that you deserve. An
attorney familiar with personal injury claims can help you prepare your
strongest case and work with you to maximize your chance at recovering those
damages to which you are lawfully entitled.
Contact The Dolman Law Group in Clearwater,
Florida to Schedule Your Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney
should feel that their home and the products they purchase for at-home use are
safe to be used as intended. These products do, however, sometimes cause
consumers to suffer avoidable injuries. The Dolman Law Group in Clearwater, Florida, is committed to
representing those affected by design defects and negligence. Our team will
carefully analyze your case and assist you in recovering the full extent of
compensation for your losses. Call us today at 727-451-6900 and schedule a free
consultation with one of our team’s skilled personal injury attorneys.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756