In August of this year, the furniture giant, IKEA, voluntarily recalled over 200,000 children’s beds after it was determined that a metal piece of the frame could break and expose sharp edges. IKEA has retail stores throughout the country, including Austin. No injuries have been reported due to this defect. IKEA is sending a repair kit at no cost to consumers who request the kit.
IKEA has taken proactive action in investigating its products to alleviate dangers. However, many manufacturers and retailers never put any effort into investigating dangerous products. Children’s products, along with other faulty products, are often the cause of injury and may result in defective product liability claim.
Burden of Proof in a Defective Products Claim
In a defective products case, the victim may not be required to prove the defendant was negligent because the law recognizes the prohibitive costs of investigating a company and determining the cause of the dangerous product. An individual would not be able to afford this great of an expense. An expert attorney can help you establish the cause of the injury and develop a case to recover the damages you are owed.
Consumers who suffer severe or catastrophic injuries from a defective product should be compensated for their injuries. If the victim is a child, the remainder of their life could be affected by the trauma. Some injuries will result in permanent disability or a decreased enjoyment of life. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous product in Austin, the attorneys at Shaw Cowart want to help advocate for you, and relieve you of the financial burdens your injuries have incurred.
Contact an Austin Defective Products Attorney
No one wants to face the long-lasting problems that a major injuring can incur. If your injury was caused by a dangerous or defective product, you need to contact the product liability attorneys at Shaw Cowart for a free consultation. We will determine if you have a valid claim and guide you through the process so you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Source: Huffington Post, “IKEA Recalls 2 Models Of Children’s Beds,” Aug. 15, 2013