Electronic doorbells are designed to make homeowners feel safer, especially when they’re asleep or not at home. They also provide video surveillance to protect packages delivered to the doorstep. But Ring, the maker of the popular doorbell of the same name, recently recalled 350,000 of its video doorbells after consumers reported that they can catch fire.
When a defective product causes injury to someone else, consumers may have a legal claim against the designers, manufacturers, retailers, and/or distributors of the products.
At Christensen Law, our Michigan product liability lawyers represent clients who have been injured by dangerous and defective products. If you’ve been hurt, call or contact us for a free consultation with a trusted injury attorney today.
What’s Wrong with the Ring Doorbell?
Ring, a subsidiary of Amazon, says the doorbell’s battery can overheat when incorrect screws are used for installation, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Without intervention, the doorbell can pose fire and burn hazards to homeowners.
For now, Ring is not replacing or repairing the units. Instead, the company has issued new instructions to clarify how to install the Ring units, particularly as they relate to the battery. The recall affects second-generation Ring doorbells, not other similar products.
You can learn more about the recall on the Ring website.
What Is Product Liability in Detroit?
Product liability is an area of the law that allows people to seek compensation when they are injured by a malfunctioning product. It could be due to a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or a company’s failure to warn consumers of the dangers of a product or how to use it properly.
Some of the most well-known defective product cases involve prescription medications, medical devices, and common garden products like Roundup.
In a successful product liability case, you must prove both that the product was defective and that the defect directly caused your injury. Because these cases often involve significant dollar amounts, you can count on the defendants to be backed by aggressive lawyers who will work hard to diminish your right to compensation. Fortunately, Christensen Law isn’t intimidated by the threats of big business.
We will help you identify and hold the negligent parties accountable for your injuries. When determining your compensation amount, we will consider the many financial hardships and lost quality of life you may be contending with after your injury. These may include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Defective Product Lawyers in Detroit Today
Have you been hurt by a faulty product? Get the defective product lawyers in Detroit, MI from Christensen Law on your side. We will fight to get you a full and fair settlement that accounts for every single loss that you have incurred.
Our award-winning Michigan attorneys can get started on your case immediately. Call or contact us online for a free consultation.