Many homes have fans ceiling fans installed, typically in main areas of the home like dining areas. They are also present in other places, such as hotels, office spaces, and various other spaces. Ceiling fans have been associated with different types of injuries, which can include:
- Injuries caused by the entire fan unit falling onto someone
- Injuries caused by contact with moving parts
- Hair or other body parts getting stuck in the moving parts
- Injuries caused by falling or flying pieces
- Accidents involving electrical components (electrocution accidents)
- Accidents involving fires (often related to an electrical issue)
Ceiling fans can be serious and may lead to severe head, neck, back, and other injuries. Different factors can contribute to the injury, such as the size/weight of the fan unit, and the height of the ceiling.
Ceiling fan accidents can happen in different ways and can involve different types of injuries. Depending on the type of accident, different parties can be held liable for injuries caused by a fan. In some cases, the manufacturer of a ceiling fan can be held liable if they produce a fan that is defective in some way.
An example of this is where a manufacturer uses inferior mounting materials, which creates a higher risk that the fan will fall onto someone. In this case, the manufacturer might be held liable injuries that are caused by the defect.
In other cases a person or party that has negligently installed, repaired, or replaced a fan fixture can sometimes be held liable for injuries resulting from their work. Negligent installation of fans and other household items are a cause of electrical issues and fires, which can cause property damage in addition to injuries.
Ceiling fan injuries can cause many losses related to injuries and property damage. Legal action may be needed to recover losses. These types of lawsuits will typically result in a monetary damages award, which is issued to the injured party. The damages may cover losses like hospital bills, medical expenses, property damage repairs, lost wages, pain & suffering, and other expenses.
Dangerous ceiling fan models may be subject to a product recall if many people might be injured by a specific product.
Ceiling fan injury claims can be complex and may require the guidance of a professional. It may be in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal representation and advice for your case.