When a piece of furniture looks sturdy, you usually don’t question if it can hold weight; whether it be your own or books, televisions, clothes, etc. Unfortunately, dangerous furniture (bookcases, dressers, chairs, desks, etc.) injure over 2 million people each year. Furniture becomes more of a danger when other factors are involved; children playing rough on furniture pieces, or weak or elderly individuals using pieces to try to steady themselves while walking.
Cheap and poorly constructed furniture is more likely to break when trying to bear weight due to its low quality material; causing injuries and sometimes death.
Most injuries from dangerous furniture involve:
Homeowners must be attentive to the condition of outdoor furniture; if effected by the elements outdoor furniture pieces can easily become rusted and weakened.
Common patio furniture injuries include:
If you or a loved one followed the manufacturer’s warning label, but still suffered an injury from dangerous or defective furniture, you have a right to file a product liability claim. Without an attorney, the manufacturer of the furniture or their insurance company will give you a lower offer than what your claim is worth. Parvey & Frankel safeguard your right to a fair settlement by working to get insurance companies to settle with you for a fair compensation. We’re here to help; call us today to start building your case.