My name is Arlene, and two years ago, I was involved in a car accident that wasn't my fault. I had some injuries that required a hospital stay, and I was unable to return to work for several weeks. I didn't know how I was going to pay my bills, and it was very stressful for me. My friend told me that I needed to hire an accident and personal injury attorney so I could recover my lost wages and medical costs. I was so glad that I hired the attorney, and my stress level immediately went down. Through the attorney, I was able to get a settlement, and I was no longer in financial trouble. I am writing this blog to let everyone know the importance of hiring an attorney after an accident. It's my wish that this blog will help others who are in similar situations.
Pressure cookers trap heat in a pot that is secured with a lid. That lid is supposed to prevent steam from escaping. These pots come with a timer, temperature gauge and specific settings for cooking food. You have to monitor the temperature manually. There is a safety valve that you should use to release pressure before opening the lid. You understand the rule, which is that if you open the cooker before steam has exited the pot, you can receive second and third degree burns that are severe. With the safety of the pot established, you're good to start your cooking. After a long period of cooking, you released the safety valve as instructed to check on the food being cooked, and that's when your problems began. Steam and contents inside the pot pours all over you. The pot itself lifted off and became a flying missile. A volatile explosion takes place all over the kitchen involving steam, the pot and hot food, and you are badly injured.
Seek Emergency Room Care
One of the first things you should do is seek medical help. Call an emergency room in your area. Request an ambulance to bring you to the facility for emergency care. Have the ER call a member of your family to inform them about your mishap. Once your family members reach the hospital, and one of them happens to be your power of attorney, ask that family member to search for a pressure cooker attorney to represent you.
Your attorney should be an experienced pressure cooker injury attorney. He or she in all likelihood will be exploring the possibility that this specified pressure cooker you were using had a defect. The defect caused the safety valve not to respond correctly when you pressed it before opening the pot. It could also be argued that the model pot you were using is not the only one with a defect. There could be other pots just like yours with the same kind of dangerous defect. This type of legal angle could end up as a billion dollar settlement case with many complainants joining legal forces against the manufacturer of the pot.
Your attorney may consider pressuring the manufacturer for an immediate monetary settlement, which could be substantial for you, rather than joining in a multiple joint complainant type of litigation lawsuit. Your attorney will argue that the manufacturer failed to ensure that the valve is foolproof. The legal argument would be that the manufacturer deserved to be held accountable for negligence that caused you to suffer egregious and horrifying injuries. Why is that so? The manufacturer should have known the catastrophic events that can occur when the safety valve is defective.
For more information, talk to a pressure cooker injury lawyer in your area.