Children are always going to be a curious bunch. Because of this, many parents decide to child-proof their home, especially if the child is under a certain age. However, no amount of child-proofing is enough when you have a defective appliance such as a stove top which tips over due to a design or installation defect. Given the size and weight of these appliances, it is not uncommon for a child to suffer catastrophic injuries or even lose their life if there’s no-one at home or within the vicinity to help extricate them from the stove that is on top of them. Accidents don’t just happen; more often than not, someone else’s negligence is what caused your stove tip-over event, and you should do everything in your power to seek justice and compensation for your loved ones in the aftermath, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a stove injury attorney? The experienced stove tip-over attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of legal experience helping people just like you get the compensation they deserve. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-8649 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We work on contingency fee basis, and what this simply means is that we will work on your case at NO COST and only charge you once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. Stove tip-over injuries can be catastrophic, and you may be looking at tens of thousands in hospital bills and lost wages. Show the negligent party you mean business by giving our stove injuries attorneys a call NOW at (773) 825-8649 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Serving all individuals across the 50 states.
Stove tip-over accidents have been a major problem for decades: however, it wasn’t until in the 1980s that it was brought to the public’s attention due to an accident involving a little girl who lost a limb. After this incident, CPSC laid out guidelines to prevent this common accident, some of which include having a bracket shaped in the letter “L” at the back of the stove range. This bracket does a great job at securing a stove range and affixing it to the wall so that it doesn’t tip over.
How Child and Elderly Stove Tip-Over Accidents Happen
Children, being curious, may be tempted to open the oven door and climb up top so they can make their way to the very top of the stove. Upon doing this, the likelihood for a stove to tip over is very high if it isn’t affixed to the wall given the weight of the child and the physics involved. In addition, the elderly, who often suffer balance problems on account of their advanced age, may fall onto a stove after tripping, which in turn may cause said stove to tip over.
Determining Liability for Stove Tip-Over Injuries – Call Us Now!
With regard to liability or who is at fault for your stove tip-over injuries, look to the manufacturer as most stoves these days don’t come with the L-shaped bracket at the back of the stove as a way for them to lower cost of production at the cost of your safety. Additionally, the landlord or home owner may be held liable if they did not secure the oven range in a safe manner for use by renters, as well as installers hired by a store whose responsibility it is to secure the oven to the wall. By filing an oven tip-over lawsuit, you’ll be able to recover substantial compensation for various damages such as cost of past and future medical care, pain and suffering, legal fees and so much more. Need more information? Please call our experienced stove tip-over attorneys NOW at (773) 825-8649 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.