What kind of injuries can happen from a tipped over chest?A chest that tips over can cause various injuries. To adults, they can suffer crushed limbs and digits; for example, a chest might fall when you put the drawers back in and crush your toes. There could be a few broken toes stemming from the incident. You could also have bruises and abrasions, sprains, strains, puncture wounds, and more. The dangers of tipped over chests increases in relation to children. Children often play around these pieces of furniture, and if one tips over, it can lead to serious injuries. The chests can weigh more than 100 pounds if they are filled with clothing and other items, and if that falls on a child, he or she could be trapped underneath. He could suffer a fracture skull, a concussion or traumatic brain injury, neck and back injuries, broken bones, and more. In the worst cases, a fallen drawer could cause death from asphyxiation. You should always be very aware of the potential damages that can occur from tipped over chests. If you suffer injuries, you should sue Home Meridian for compensation.
How can I sue Home Meridian for a product liability injury?Filing a product liability lawsuit can be difficult if you have no prior legal experience. You must be able to show that the company either made the product with a design flaw at the start, had a manufacturing error that caused a defect to be present, or did not provide adequate warnings on the item or the packaging. Home Meridian Mid-Century chests were likely designed poorly; if the proper insights had been taken and the chests ad been tested for gravity and balance with a full load of contents, these issues would have been fixed prior to manufacturing. You will need ample evidence if you wish to sue the company, as well. You should make sure to follow these steps to file a claim: First and foremost, you should go to the doctor to get medical treatment for your injuries. It s important that you do not hesitate to get treatment, as the longer you wait the more damages you can accrue and the less likely it is for the insurance agency to believe your claim. A gap between the injury and the treatment can mean that you were hurt elsewhere and you were simply trying to capitalize on a defect. You should also make it a point to gather any documents from the hospital to add to your claim, like doctor’s notes, medical receipts, payments, prescription listings, visit summaries, and more. Next, you should take photos of your injuries and of the product. You could also have video proof of the chest tipping over, if possible. Make sure that you do not tamper with the chest, either do not try to fix it and do not try to bring it anywhere for a repair. If you try to do anything with it, the company can claim that you caused the defect in the first place, as it will be impossible to tell which happened first without appropriate previous proof. Further, do not return it; if you do, you will lose key evidence for your lawsuit. If there were any witnesses who saw the incident happen or who could attest to the chest tipping over, you should add their testimonies and statements to the claim. This will give you additional support on your case. You can further bolster your claim by providing receipts and proof of purchase documents. If you show that you rightfully own the chest, it will be easier to prove that you were hurt in your home. Once you have gathered all of this evidence, you can bring it to an attorney. A product liability lawyer in Los Angeles will be able to submit your claim to Home Meridian’s insurance agency and write a demand letter requesting compensation for injuries from the defective item. We will go through all the legal legwork ourselves; you do not have to worry about any negotiations or casework. Your only goal is to recover from the injuries.
What can I win from a product liability lawsuit?Individuals who have been injured by chests that tip over should take legal action against Home Meridian. We will strive to bring you the maximum compensation available for your case. Our lawyers aim to bring you the following damages:
- Medical expenses from any hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, medication, and future treatments
- Reimbursement of lost wages and income that you could not earn due to being out injured, as well as future income if you were unable to return to work because of additional medical treatments or recovery time
- Property damage to replace the cost of the chest or any other belongings in your home that were damaged in the incident
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, psychological distress, fear, PTSD, and anxiety