Most of us use chairs on a daily basis without incident. The reality, however, is that a number of people in Florida and throughout the United States are injured each year in chair accidents. If you or someone close to you was injured due to a chair accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our skilled Miami injury attorneys can scrutinize the circumstances of your accident and determine whether or not you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Common ways that people are injured include falling when a chair collapses, fingers being severed by chairs with jagged edges, chair wheels getting jammed and causing a tip-over, or leaning to the side to reach something while seated in a chair, which causes a tip-over. Injuries that could result from chair accidents include lacerations, fractures, broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and back injuries. In the most severe cases, chair accidents can cause permanent disabilities and render individuals unable to work.
If you have been injured in a chair accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm. If your injury took place on a commercial property, you may be able to sue the property owner for negligent maintenance. For example, if a broken chair at a hotel caused your injury, you may be able to sue the hotel in a premises liability claim. Specifically, you could sue for negligent maintenance of the hotel chair if the chair collapsed due to age or a failure to maintain it. Property owners and businesses have an obligation to regularly inspect and properly repair or replace chairs so that they are safe for use by customers.
You may also be able to sue the chair manufacturer through a product liability claim if a design defect or manufacturing defect was the reason for the accident and the resulting harm. Product liability law requires a manufacturer or seller to provide safe products to the public. A design defect refers to a flaw in the product’s conception or original design. A manufacturing defect, on the other hand, takes place when the product is actually being made or assembled.
If liability is established, you may be able to recover damages, such as medical expenses, including hospital bills and medication costs, as well as lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs. The exact amount of compensation will depend on the nature and extent of the injuries sustained. While we aim to settle each case fairly and efficiently, the reality is that sometimes we have to take the case to court to obtain full and fair damages for our client.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to a faulty chair, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Our seasoned Miami product liability attorneys can assess the merits of your case and determine a legal strategy accordingly. We strongly believe in holding negligent parties accountable for the harm that they cause. To discuss your case in more detail, do not hesitate to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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