People buy pressure cookers so that they can make meals efficiently within their home. While this is usually done without issue, there are times in which a pressure cooker can be defective if they are not made correctly. When this happens, they can malfunction and cause serious injuries to the people who use them. Recently, there has been an increase in product liability cases against the companies who make these devices, such as Instant Pot, NuWave, Mirro, Cuisinart, Phillipe Richards, and more. If you were injured as a result of a defective pressure cooker, contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
How Can a Pressure Cooker Accident Happen?
There are many different parts to a pressure cooker that must work properly in order for the entire device to function. An example of this includes the safety valve that releases steam so that the cooker can open safely. If the valve does not work, an “explosion” can happen. Other defective parts that can cause a malfunction and explosion can include the lid, seal, gasket, or lock. These accidents can cause life-impacting injuries such as severe burns, disfigurement, blindness, and more. Damage can also occur to the home, as there have been many recalls of the devices in the past because they were a fire hazard.
How Do I Sue for a Defective Product?
When pursuing legal action against a pressure cooker company, the injured party can file a personal injury claim for design defects in the pressure cooker. To prove that there was a design defect, they must show that a safer, economically feasible design exists. It can be difficult to accomplish this, which is why a skilled attorney can help gather the necessary evidence to show negligence.
During this time, the injured party should keep the statute of limitations in mind. Simply put, this places a deadline on how long they have to file a personal injury claim. In the event that they do not do so, the injured party can lose their chance to pursue legal action and recover compensation. The statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey is two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.