When an accident occurs that can be tied directly to the malfunctioning of a product, it would seem to be a relatively cut and dry case. Had the product not malfunctioned, no injury would have occurred, and it is the duty of the manufacturers of a product to make sure it is safe for consumers or contains adequate warnings such that it will be used safely. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700. However, it is generally never that simple, especially in cases where the product that malfunctioned was inherently dangerous in the first place. Sometimes there is no way to make a product safer without stripping it of its function, and then perhaps the consumer either misused the product or assumed the risk by using the product.
An example of one such product might be fireworks, which enjoy a special place in our tradition as symbols of celebration and triumph. Fireworks are obviously dangerous, and as a case out of North Carolina demonstrates, can be deadly. Four workers who were in charge of setting up fireworks for a Fourth of July celebration were killed when the fireworks malfunctioned and exploded.
Now, the families of the four men are bringing lawsuits against Melrose South Pyrotechnics, the company paid to set up the event and who hired the four men. The lawsuit alleges that the men were sent in to do the job without any training in pyrotechnics, and an unspecified amount of compensatory damages are being sought. Melrose South has asked the suit to be dismissed for lack of evidence, but a three judge panel decided that the litigation could move forward.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!