When you bring a product into your home or place of work, you expect it to function properly. As long as you are using it for its intended purpose, you shouldn’t have to give a second thought to whether it may be dangerous. Unfortunately, defective fans, ovens, heaters and air conditioners, and other appliances often malfunction and catch fire, destroying property and severely injuring unsuspecting people in the process.
At the Houston law firm of Stevenson & Murray, we represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast region and across the nation who have suffered serious personal injury or lost a loved one due to the use of defective fans, heaters and air conditioners, and other appliances. We recognize the devastation these accidents can have on victims and their families, and we are dedicated to holding the manufacturers of these dangerous and defective products liable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of defective fans, portable heaters, and air conditioners, you have a right to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Let our experienced personal injury attorneys help you secure justice. Contact us at (713) 622-3223 to arrange a free initial consultation. Se habla español.
Product liability lawsuits regarding defective fans, heaters and air conditioners, and other appliances typically require complex research to establish negligence on the part of the manufacturer. From defective switches to faulty wiring, our firm has the resources needed to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the actual cause of your injuries. Once we establish liability, we will work with a team of medical experts to assign a full and fair value to the injuries you’ve endured.
An attorney is a great asset if you’ve incurred injuries due to a faulty heater, fan, or air conditioner. Chances are you are not feeling your best, and navigating court proceedings by yourself is not an easy feat even if you aren’t injured. The demands surrounding proving a product to be faulty and then proving it caused your injury are not handed out lightly. Because a lot of money stands to exchange hands, courts don’t approve these types of claims without the research and proof to back them up.
Also, an experienced attorney is already aware of the requirements of personal injury claims and has professionals lined up already who can confirm your claim and back you up. You stand to gain a great deal more if you walk into a personal injury claim well represented by a reputable Houston attorney.
While Texas law doesn’t specifically name air conditioners under the umbrella of lemon law protection, Texas courts, as well as federal courts, acknowledge that a product should work as intended. Consumers, however, should be covered under an air conditioner’s manufacturer’s warranty. If you bought an air conditioner brand new and didn’t purchase it “as is,” and it didn’t work, you could have grounds to file a legal claim.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal act that improves consumer access to information regarding warranties, allowing consumers to compare warranties when shopping for an AC unit. It also protects consumers by holding warranters and sellers responsible for providing warranty information accurately and descriptively, but it also requires those written warranties to be upheld and honored. When they are not, consumers have grounds for a legal claim, especially if they incur injury due to misinformation in a written warranty or failure to uphold a written warranty by the warrantor.
Some common defects of HVAC units occur during installation. These installation errors can potentially cause harm, and they can include:
There is no average settlement amount for these types of claims, as they are all unique in nature and injury. While most legitimate claims are awarded a settlement that adequately covers pain and suffering, loss of wages, and medical expenses, cases in which claimants were professionally represented by an experienced defective fan, heater, and air conditioner attorney had overall better outcomes.
Stevenson & Murray Attorneys at Law have successfully handled numerous cases involving burns, electrocution, and deaths caused by the use of defective fans, heaters and air conditioners, and other appliances.
If you believe you have been a victim of a faulty fan, heater, air conditioner, or other appliance, contact Stevenson & Murray Attorneys at Law. We can help you determine if you have a valid personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us at (713) 622-3223. You may also contact us by email. We offer free initial consultations.
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