Austin Defective Household Appliances and Fixtures
Purchasing a home is a major milestone in anyone's life. The substantial investment in a permanent residence becomes a big deal when the buyer intends to live a considerable span of their life in the house that they purchase. In Austin, homeownership cements a person as a part of the local community, and along with that membership come certain rights and an element of respect.
Your home should be a source of pride, not a source of danger. Sadly, the latter is all too often true. In Austin, defective household appliances and fixtures injure thousands of people every year, causing thousands of dollars in damages. When a business’ negligence leads to misfortune, homeowners shouldn’t bear the burden of shoddy construction or manufacturing. These victims need to know that they have the means and the right to seek restitution for their hardships through a products liability lawsuit filed with the help of an attorney.Filing a Claim Against Defective or Faulty Appliances
Products liability claims involving Austin defective household appliances and fixtures can arise from a number of different scenarios. Washing machines and dryers have been known to cause fires, defective wiring can set houses ablaze, and unintentionally sharp edges can result in nasty wounds. Appliances can arrive damaged from the factory, or even worse, serious errors can be made in appliance fabrication and design, necessitating a complete appliance recall.
Whatever the origin of improper equipment, when malfunctioning appliances result in an accident or injury, Austin products liability injury lawyers will often need to become involved. The legal foundation of such a products liability claim relies on the premise that you experienced a wrongful loss as the result of someone else’s negligent handiwork at no fault of your own, and includes the following ingredients:
- The product was defective in its design, production, or installation.
- The product directly caused tangible harm to the victim.
- The victim was using the product according to its expected and intended uses.
These are the basic parts of a products liability claim that an attorney must prove. Because products liability offense under Texas law, negligence does not need to established on the part of the offender. Victims may also make a claim against companies that fail to provide warnings about its improper use and potential for danger.Claims Involving Repairs or Installation of Fixtures
Products liability doesn’t just cover household objects, it can apply to household construction, repairs and installations. This includes fixtures, such as lighting and plumbing, as decided in a 2010 case against Fresh Coat Inc .
If a household fixture was installed improperly by a contractor, or the materials used in the fixture’s manufacture or in its installation were defective, or if the seller or contractor knowingly recommended an unsafe or improper fixture, an Austin product liability lawyer can hold these parties liable for any damage or injury that results. The right team of lawyers can make all the difference in a claim involving Austin home contractors such as:
- Faulty wiring
- Faulty plumbing
- Improperly installed appliances
- Building code violations
- Construction fraud
In providing a service to the public, contractors take up both a legal and moral obligation to complete quality work and ensure that the occupants of the buildings they construct are safe in accordance with the letter of the law.Seeking Representation in the Event of an Accident
Homeownership should be a comfort, not a burden, and when faulty equipment or improper construction results in an accident, the homeowner can feel like they've been left high and dry. However, with the help of the right attorneys, homeowners can defend themselves against irresponsible manufacturers and contractors.
At the law offices of Carabin Shaw, our experienced team of accident and injury lawyers has decades of collective legal experience, with a focus in construction fraud and accidents resulting from faulty appliances. While many attorneys specialize in accident and injury law, we at Carabin Shaw have long dedicated ourselves to serving our local Austin community with specialized service.
At Carabin Shaw, our expert legal team is prepared to handle cases of any size, from large class-action suits all the way to small claims on behalf of a single family. If you or your family has been injured by a defective household appliance or fixture in Austin, don't hesitate to call the law offices of Carabin Shaw. Our toll-free lines are open twenty-four hours a day at 800-862-1260.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701