Our defective product injury lawyers handle cases for victims of Power Pressure XL Cooker explosions.
The harm caused by these exploding pressure cookers can be devastating and lead to significant hospitalization, medical care, and permanent injuries. Anyone injured by a power pressure cooker should contact our office immediately so that we can start our investigation of your case.
What is the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
You may have learned about the Power Pressure Cooker XL from a television commercial (Seen on TV) or from a friend. The product is made by Tristar Power Inc. and is sold in large department stores like Walmart, Target Sears, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The product sells for around $ 100.00 depending on the size of the cooker and on the retailer.
This stainless steel cooking device is touted for its ability to cook meals to perfection and easy clean up. Some ads boast its capability of cooking a meal 70% faster than a conventional oven and its simple technology.
How does the Power Pressure Cooker XL Work?
The pressure cooker has an air tight lid that locks heated steam inside. The high pressured environment then forces liquid and pressure into the food creating an intense flavor. Make meals sounds easy, inexpensive, and a great way to cook meals for an entire family. However, there have been numerous repeated serious injuries alleged to have been caused by power pressure cooker explosions.
Why do Power Pressure Cookers Explode?
One explanation for pressure cooker explosions is that they allow pressure to trap inside them with no way of seeping out our escaping the appliance. This causes significant pressure inside the product. When the lid is opened, this pressure can cause the food to explode onto the consumer. Other causes of the exploding cooker injuries include alleged faulty parts and other defects.
What Types of Injuries are caused by Exploding Pressure Cookers?
Injuries reported from pressure cooker explosions are primarily burns from the hot contents in the cooker. Primarily, these burns occur on the face, arms, chest, and torso of the consumer. Serious injuries to the eyes can also happen from an explosion. These injuries are often serious and can lead to hospitalization, extensive medical care, plastic surgery, and permanent disfigurements.
Can I file a Lawsuit for Burns caused by a Pressure Cooker Explosion?
Several lawsuits have already been filed by consumers harmed by pressure cooker devices. TriStar Power Inc. has been sued by one consumer. Lawsuits, in general, allege that the company sold a defective product and failed to warn consumers about the serious hazards of the cooker. Lawsuit allegations include that:
- Tristar was negligent in designing, manufacturing and testing the pressure cooker – especially since there were “safer alternative designs” available.
- The pressure cooker fails to prevent the “sudden and unexpected explosion” of the cooker’s contents, even when the consumer uses the product according to the instructions.
- Tristar failed to provide proper and adequate warnings and instructions with its pressure cooker
- The materials used in the cooker were not suitable for this type of product and use.
- Tristar knew or should have known that the Power Pressure Cooker XL was not fit for use
What type of Compensation can I get in a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?
Dangerous and defective product lawsuits seek two primary types of damages. First, the lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering, fright and shock, scarring and disfigurement, and other types of non-economic claims. The suits also seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
In many states, the injury victim can seek punitive or exemplary damages against the product manufacturer. These awards can be substantial. However, some states do not allow these damages. Other states have caps, or limits, on the amount of money that can be awarded in a products liability lawsuit, regardless of the seriousness of the harm or injury.
What to do after your Power Pressure Cooker Explodes?
The most obvious thing to do is get prompt medical care and attention. If possible, take photographs of the appliance as soon as possible after the explosion, as well as the contents that exploded out of the unit. Also, make sure that you preserve the cooker without making any changes to it after the incident so that it can be inspected by an expert for product defects. These things will give you the best chance of winning your lawsuit and receiving a settlement.
Are there Time Limits for filing Power Pressure Cooker XL Lawsuits?
Yes. All states have statute of limitations for filing lawsuits. The time deadlines vary from state to state so it is important that you contact an experienced defective products attorney as soon as possible after the incident. This will avoid missing deadlines that might limit your ability to sue the manufacturer or retailer that sold you the product.
Who are the Best Lawyer for Pressure Cooker Lawsuits?
The award winning attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are the smart choice to handle your defective cooker case. Our legal team partners with other top firms around the United States to take on the large retailers and their high priced lawyers to win your case. We have the resources to prove your lawsuit and win you the highest possible settlement.
What are the Lawyer Fees for Pressure Cooker Cases?
Our law firm will represent you under our No Free Promise. This means that there are no legal fees whatsoever and we only earn a fee if you win a settlement. We get only get paid at the end of the case and the money comes out of the settlement. We also advance all case costs and expenses.
Get Started on Your Power Pressure Cooker XL Lawsuit
Call our defective product lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 for your case. You can also submit the Free Case Review Form or speak to our intake specialists with the live chat on this page. We will listen to your story and get started immediately with our investigation.