What to do if You Have Been Injured by a Defective Pressure Cooker

May 8, 2020 - Personal Injury

Recently, we have seen a spike in pressure cooker lawsuits nationwide. Pressure cookers are generally branded as efficient, quick ways to make delicious meals. Unfortunately, though they prove useful for many, for others, they result in disaster. Lawsuits for product defects causing serious injuries against Instant Pot, Cuisinart, NuWave, Phillipe Richards, and more are continuously cropping up. If you are someone who has recently sustained wrongful injuries as a result of a defective pressure cooker, there is a very good chance that you qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability lawsuits and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How are pressure cookers causing injuries?

In most cases, pressure cookers are completely safe. However, when improperly designed or manufactured, they can become extremely dangerous. Many pressure cooker lawsuits revolve around the pressure cookers’ safety valves. Generally, these valves will let steam out and notify you when your food is done and the cooker is safe to open. However, these valves are often defective, and when they are, they may tell you to take the lid off prematurely without letting out the steam. When this happens, users are doused with a sort of “explosion” of 200+ degree contents, causing serious burn injuries. There are also several lawsuits being filed for defective seals, lids, locks, or gaskets causing similar explosions, resulting in similar burn injuries, as well as electrocutions, damage to homes, blindness, and more. 

Recently, there have been several recalls for defective pressure cookers, including the Gem 65 8-in-1 Insta Pot multicooker. The Consumer Safety Product Commission determined that these devices pose significant fire hazards to those who use them. Overall, these products are proving, more and more, that they are unsafe for regular use, and if you have been wrongfully harmed by a defective pressure cooker, there is a very good chance you have valid grounds for a product liability lawsuit. 

How do I sue for a pressure cooker injury?

If you wish to sue for a design defect, you must prove that the product was unreasonably dangerous and that there was a safer, more economically feasible, and just as practical means of designing the product. Our firm can help you do so by gathering and presenting evidence on your behalf to satisfy the burden of proof. Though you may be tempted, do not throw out the defective pressure cooker, as we can use it as evidence. 

Finally, ensure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which gives you four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Our knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorneys are ready to start the claims process on your behalf today.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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