Thousands of people are injured in burn accidents each year in the United States. Sadly, some of those burn injuries are caused by defective products. Products that should be designed to be safe for the intended use result in serious burn injuries. Burns can dramatically alter a person’s life. In some cases, the damage caused by a burn injury leaves the person scarred and disfigured or permanently disabled.
If a defective product causes a burn injury, you may have a legal cause of action against one or more parties. Our Sacramento burn injury attorneys can help you with an investigation and claim. It is important to hire an attorney who has experience handling burn injury cases so that you can receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering caused by a defective product.
Defective Toys That Can Cause Burns
On Christmas morning, the last thing you are thinking about is one of the toys you put under the Christmas tree exploding into a fire that causes you or your child to be injured. However, some toys have been found to be dangerous because of the risk of burn injuries. Sadly, many parents may not know about these cases. Also, there could be additional defective toys on the market that could be dangerous for your children.
An example of toys that can catch fire is a hoverboard. Hoverboards were thought to be safe; however, many of these devices exploded or caught fire. Hundreds of thousands of these devices were recalled because of the potential risk of injury. Another toy that some parents have reported catching fire is Tonka Trucks. Some of these riding vehicles reportedly caught fire during the past year. And recently, some of the popular fidget spinners caught fire, according to news reports.
Proving Liability in a Burn Injury Case
When a defective product causes a burn injury, the victim suffers financial and non-economic damages. In some cases, the person may have future damages because of a permanent disability caused by the burn injury. To recover compensation, you must prove that the product was defective, and the defect resulted in an injury.
You can help our attorneys build a strong case for your claim by taking the following steps if a defective product injures you:
- Keep all packaging and instructions.
- Do not destroy or throw away the product or any of its components.
- Take pictures of the product and your injuries.
- See a doctor to document your injuries.
- Contact our office as soon as possible so that we can begin an investigation and we can preserve evidence.
Even a minor burn can cause scarring and nerve damage. It is good to know the symptoms of first, second, and third-degree burns and how to treat these burns in case a defective product injures you or your child.
Sacramento Burn Injury Attorneys
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be held liable for injuries caused by defective products. If a defective toy injures your child, we want to help. Call our office to speak with a Sacramento personal injury attorney for free.