When consumer products are negligently manufactured or designed, people can be seriously injured. While the risks posed by some products like cars or power tools are obvious, even seemingly benign products have the potential to cause bodily harm. When these accidents happen, consumers may be able to recover from product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, as well as others involved in the supply chain. For this reason, it is important for people who are injured by consumer products to ensure that their legal rights are protected by discussing their case with an experienced Brooks personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Retailer Office Depot has recalled 1.4 million office chairs that it sold online and in stores around the country between 2003 and 2012. The chairs are known as “Office Depot Gibson Leather Task Chairs,” and the issue with the product involves a hazard posed by the mounting plate weld breaking and separating the seat from the base of the chair, creating a fall hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, Office Depot has received around 143 reports of the weld breaking or cracking, including 25 reports which involved injuries such as contusions, abrasions, injuries to the head, neck, and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.
Even falls from relatively low heights can result in serious injuries, potentially resulting in significant medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. When a fall is the result of someone else’s negligence, Georgia law allows victims to recover for these and any other losses they may have sustained. The best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after an injury caused by a consumer product is to retain the services of an attorney immediately. It is important for victims to note that Georgia personal injury claims are governed by a strict statute of limitations, meaning that any delay could potentially affect your ability to recover.
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The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured by consumer products recover. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.