Defective Household Products Can Cause Injuries

Cartwright - April 22, 2020 - Products Liability

Given the current situation with stay-at-home orders in place in response to COVID-19, many people are spending much more time inside their houses these days. Attempting to work, take care of children, and stay on top of everything else can become a bit overwhelming at times. One thing to consider when you are staying at home is that ordinary defective household products can cause serious injuries. 

If you or a family member has been injured by a product that did not work the way that was intended, it is advisable to speak with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal options. 

Common Injuries Sustained from Defective Household Products

An injury caused by a defective product can impact your life in a very dramatic way. Caring for an injury during this time when it is especially difficult to see a doctor can make the situation seem much more challenging. Defective household products can cause injuries that range from a minor inconvenience to a serious injury or a fatality. 

Defective products are dangerous to the consumer who has purchased them and trusts that they will work correctly. Some of the products that cause injuries could include (but are not limited to):

  • Backyard playground equipment
  • Children’s toys
  • Your washer and dryer 
  • Cleaning solutions 
  • Electronics
  • Infant and toddler products

 

Minor injuries can range from a scrape or strained muscle. Some of the more serious injuries caused by these defective products include: 

  • Chemical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries and more

As you and your children are spending time at home and in the yard these days, it is important to understand the risks of a defective household product and what action you can take if you are injured. 

What to Do in the Event of a Defective Product injury

No one expects to become injured by simply using a product that they believe should work as described. Unfortunately, sometimes these injuries do occur. When this happens, it is important to understand how to react. If you have been injured by a product that you believed would work correctly but then did not, it is advisable to:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as you possibly can
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for care of your injury
  • Record how the injury occurred and how the defective product resulted in this injury
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Francisco for information about your next steps

Contact a San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney Today 

If you have been hurt by a defective product in your home, reach out to The Cartwright Law Firm without delay. We have the experience and dedication to help you through this challenging time. Although we may not be able to meet face to face at the moment, we have the right technology to help connect and hold meetings in a seamless way that allows you to join from the ease of your own home. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online.

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