Water heaters perform an important functions in millions of homes across the county. However in some instance due to the negligent or wrongful acts of property owners and or defect in original design or manufacturing of the appliance water heater can explode resulting in significant burn injuries to any individual nearby.
Our law firm is proud to provide legal representation for individual who have suffered harm in accidents across the state of California. Our expertise includes premises liability claims as well as lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective appliances resulted in significant harm to others.
Unsafe Water Heaters – Property Owner Liability – Premises Liability Laws
In many instances water heater explosions are the result of the failure of the property owner to properly maintain a reasonably safe premises devoid of all known and knowable dangers. Another common cause of water healer malfunctions is their improper installation. More so property owners of apartment complexes owe a general duty to their tenants to warn of any dangers which may include placing “DO NOT USE” on water heaters that are malfunctioning.
Water Heater Accidents Resulting From a Defect in the Appliance
Manufacturers of appliance can be held liable for any injuries resulted from a defect. There are three ways to proved a defective product case in the court of law.
1. Defect on the original design of the product.
3. Defect on the manufacturing process and installation of the appliance.
3. Inadequate warning – failure to properly war of known and knowable dangers associated with the use of the appliance.
Severe Injuries Resulting in the Death of a Loved One – Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Sadly in some instances victims of accident succumbs to their injuries. In the state of California certain relatives of the deceased hold the right to seek legal compensation for the death of a loved one from all at fault or liable parties. For more on Wrongful Death lawsuits see here…
Recovery Available: Victims of severe injuries are entitled to recovery for all damages sustained. Types of damages which are recoverable in personal injury lawsuit include the following:
Free Legal Consultation Available for Victims of Severe Water Heater Injuries: Our Attorneys provide confidential legal compensation to all clients free of charge. If you have any further legal questions or to schedule a case review feel free to contact our law offices toll free (800)790-5422.