Hotels often include amenities within the room, for the comfort of the guests. This can include the addition of attached hotel blow dryers. These hair blow dryers are attached to the wall, usually in the half sink area of the hotel room. The blow dryers are mounted on the wall for safety, and are usually found nearest to a mirror, in order to allow the guest to style hair in the mirror using the product provided. Unfortunately, the hand held dryers that are offered to guests for use in a hotel, can often still come into contact with water from the sink or other sources. This can cause an electrical shock or electrocution, as a result of mixing the water with electricity from the hair dryer.
How Can Someone Become Electrically Shocked or Electrocuted with a Hotel Hand Held Dryer?
The hotel dryer on the wall is a fire hazard whenever it is plugged in, and can also deliver a powerful electrical shock. If moisture of any kind gets into the wall socket or the internal areas of the hair dryer, then the appliance can overheat, burn and start a fire or cause an electrocution. If the water is touched during a time of low-resistance connection with the ground, the hair dryer can electrocute the person using it. Whenever there is water and splashing of water in the sink near the hair dryer, there is a hazard of an electrical shock. A hair dryer that is plugged into an electrical outlet is able to be live, even if it is in the “off” position on the hair dryer. The bad news is, that even if a hotel hair dryer is switched onto the “off” position, it can still electrocute you if touched under the right conditions, and start a room fire.
Why Are Hotel Hair Dryers So Dangerous to Use?
The reason that hotel hair dryers are so dangerous to use, is that the hair dryer has a heating coil that is exposed to the elements in the room when in use. The air inlet and air outlet areas of a hotel hair dryer allow access to live parts of the hair dryer, whereby there is standard electricity flowing through these areas when the hair dryer is in use or even sitting on the sink plugged into the wall socket. Any time that water or any type of moisture gets into the live parts of the hair dryer coil, the hair dryer loses its safety measures and can electrocute someone at that point. As a warning, every time that a person touches water and then the hair dryer, the leakage of current passes through the human body to the earth again. That means, if you touch water then the hotel hair dryer, the current from the hair dryer passes through the appliance and also through your human body. Hotel hair dryers that are attached to the wall with shortened cords are meant to be safer, as they cannot be put into water from the wall position. But a person using the hair dryer can touch water with the other hand, and there is then the potential for an electrocution for the reasons stated above. Hair dryers in hotel rooms are only good and are meant to last around 5-7 years, they do not last indefinitely. But because a hotel nails them to the wall for safety reasons, the hotel is less likely to check the hotel hair dryer for wear and tear, to determine if it is even safe to continue using it in the room for the convenience of the guests.
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Can I Sue for an Electrical Shock from a Hotel Hair Dryer?
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Average Case Value of an Electrical Shock from a Hotel Hair Dryer
The average case value of an electrical shock from a hotel hair dryer can range from $20,000 to over $200,000 or more, depending on your losses, personal injuries and damages related to your claim.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can settle within 3-6 months, when you bring an action on the merits of your claim.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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