Defective Household Appliances Injure Millions. Research into problems with kitchen appliances and housewares confirms that defects, malfunctions, and other issues with these products kill and injure Americans every year.
- 369 deaths
- 856,700 injuries treated in emergency rooms nationwide
- 1,870,410 injuries receiving some type of medical treatment
- $25.2 billion cost of medically treated injuries
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens, televisions, and other household products can offer many benefits. Appliances make cooking faster, easier, and more convenient. They enable us to store food efficiently and keep it fresh. Coffeemakers get our days started, and televisions bring us high-definition images of the world around us. It’s hard to imagine that products like these can pose serious hazards to our health and well-being, but they do. When household appliances and related products are defective or malfunction, the results can be disastrous for us, for our families, and for visitors to our homes.
Based in the Boca Raton area, knowledgeable defective appliance lawyer Gregg Hollander and his staff provide legal guidance and representation to victims of injuries caused by household appliances, car accidents, drunk-driving accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and many other situations. In Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida communities, the Hollander Law Firm’s reputation for personalized service and successful recovery of compensation for accident victims has made our firm a leader for nearly two decades.
As an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney who has successfully represented countless injury victims, Gregg Hollander knows that defective appliances and related household products can cause serious injuries when they malfunction. Research by the Consumer Product Safety Commission into injuries caused by housewares and kitchen appliances attributes more than 1.8 million injuries to such products in a year’s time.
In addition, the CPSC linked 369 deaths per year to appliances and housewares – that’s an average of at least one death per day nationwide.
Appliances included in the CPSC research were such commonplace items as electric and gas cooktops, ranges, processors, irons, tableware, cookware, and other products. Most of the deaths that were associated with appliances occurred because of fires. When a gas oven is defective or malfunctions, for instance, explosions and fires can result. Gas leaks, too, can cause deaths by asphyxiation, even if they don’t prove explosive.
If you ask an experienced defective appliance attorney in Boca Raton like Gregg Hollander, he’ll explain that the injuries appliances cause can be as varied as the products themselves. Among the more commonplace injuries associated with appliances and other household items are:
- Crushing injuries
- Electric shock
With the advent of big screen televisions and other large-scale furnishings and appliances, another area of CPSC research has exposed significant risks associated with instability of those products. When televisions, appliances, and other household items fall, the consequences can be serious. Government figures indicate that 43,400 Americans, on average, are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries caused by those products.
If you, a family member, or a guest in your home has been harmed by a defective or malfunctioning appliance or a related household item, contact our Boca Raton personal injury office near you for advice about your rights. Costs to treat injuries caused by appliances and housewares total more than $25 billion per year, according to the CPSC.
Attorney Hollander believes that negligent or careless manufacturers must be held liable for the harm – and the expense – their products cause. He’ll see that your best interests are represented. Gregg Hollander’s tenacity in confronting even the largest companies and their lawyers has won much-needed financial settlements for injury victims in West Palm Beach, Naples, Boca Raton, and other South Florida communities.
When you’ve been badly hurt by a defective product, trust your well-being to Gregg Hollander and his team at the Hollander Law Firm. We view each case as personal. Boca Raton defective appliance lawyer Gregg Hollander will take the time to listen to your concerns, explain your options, and he’ll keep you informed about progress on your case. Don’t you deserve personal attention from an experienced and skilled attorney who cares about your welfare? Call (561) 347-7770 and ask for your free, confidential consultation. You pay our firm no fees unless we recover damages for you.