Hair dryers are a common household item that pose some fairly unique risks. In particular, due to the heat an electricity involved with such products, hair dryers may be associated with various accidents and injury risks such as:
- Electrocution accidents
- Burn injuries
- Electrical fires
- Various other types of injuries and property damage
In particular, electrocution accidents and injuries can occur with hair dryers, especially because they are often used in bathrooms near water. Hair dryer injuries can occur in other settings as well, such as in a hair salon or other similar establishment.
Who can be Held Liable for a Hair Dryer Accident?
Hair dryer accidents can result from various causes. Depending on the circumstances, different parties might be held liable for accidents or injuries caused by a hair dryer product. For example, the manufacturer of a hair dryer can be held liable for accidents that are caused by a defect with the product. A common instance of this is where there is a defect with the blow dryer’s design, making the product more prone to overheating or explosion. Another example is where there is a defect that causes a higher risk of electrocution.
In other cases, a business establishment (such as a hair salon or barbershop) may be held liable for injuries resulting from the negligent use of a hair dryer. An example of this is where a hair salon uses a hair dryer model that they knew was already subject to a product recall. Commercial hair dryers may involve higher wattages and more heat than regular household hair dryers.
Are there Any Legal Remedies for a Hair Dryer Accident Claim?
Hair dryer accidents can be complex and may require legal action. In such lawsuits, the typical legal remedy will be a monetary damages award. The damages may often be sufficient to cover a range of losses like hospital bills, medication costs, lost wages (from missing work during recover), pain and suffering, and other costs.
In cases where a particular hair dryer model poses a high risk of harm to consumers, a product recall may be issued. Also, class action lawsuits can be filed if many persons were actually harmed due to the defect.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Hair Dryer Accident Lawsuit?
Injury laws and product defect laws can be complex. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a legal claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal representation and can guide you during the process.