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Chain Snaps on a Defective Swing Set and Sent the Kids to the Hospital

On Behalf of | Oct 30, 2015 | Personal Injury

Our Brand New Swing Set Became A Defective Product When The Chain Snapped And Sent The Kids To The Hospital

Defective Products

When you buy something new, you expect it to be safe for you and your kids. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. While it’s expected that businesses will do what they can to protect consumers from harm, it’s often the case that businesses fail in either design or manufacturing. Think about what might happen if you buy your kids a brand new swing set. They’re swinging around and all of a sudden, a chain breaks. Your kids fall, and a couple of hours later, you’re sitting in an emergency room lobby, waiting to hear the news from a doctor. When this happens, you might have a products liability case on your hands.

Companies are expected to exercise reasonable care in designing products, manufacturing according to those designs, and providing warnings on known dangers of using the product. If a manufacturer fails in any of those duties, then people who are injured as a result of the defect might have a claim. Good products liability lawyers know that it’s possible for clients to recoup their costs when expensive medical procedures occur in response to a popped chain.

Ask A Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyer

The first thing that a lawyer might do is to investigate just what caused the problem. Perhaps the swing set was made in such a way that the chain could not withstand the weight being applied to it. This happens often, and when it does, injuries can follow. In other cases, a chain might pop not because of a poor design, but because the chain itself was made poorly. This might happen if the chain has a kink in it that makes it likely to pop. It might also happen if the chain was affixed to the swing set in a faulty way. This is different than a design flaw, with each on having different products liability implications. It would be rare for a company to fail in its duty to warn properly. This is something, however, that a lawyer would need to investigate.

Whenever this happens, contact the Frasier, Frasier & Hickman LLP Law Firm to get all of the facts and assess just how much you have suffered as a result of the defect. This might include all of your medical costs. It might include any subsequent costs associated with caring for the child. Depending upon the seriousness of the injury, you may be able to sue for loss of enjoyment of life or even for diminished earning potential in the future.


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