Food blenders, like the Ninja blender, are a staple in most Texas kitchens. However, a Ninja Blender accident can occur when some blenders, even when used properly, are dangerously defective and cause injuries to consumers. If you have been injured by a Ninja blender, you should reach out to an experienced Houston attorney. You may be entitled to compensation.
There are two primary causes of Texas Ninja blender accidents.
1. The blender explodes or shoots off the base during use. When the canister opens, the spinning blades are exposed and can cause injuries.
2. Ninja blenders have six razor-sharp blades that are stacked in a vertical column in the pitcher. The blades do not lock in place. This assembly poses a risk when consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid. The blades fall out of the canister and can cause injury.
After over 53 individuals were injured in 2015, SharkNinja issued recalls for several of its blenders included models that start with BL660, BL663, and BL665. As a part of the recall, Ninja issued a new warning label telling consumers to fully lock the lid before using the pour spout.
Ninja blender accidents most commonly result in cuts and lacerations to the face, hands, and body. Lacerations occur when the skin and underlying tissues are torn. Ninja blender blades are so sharp that lacerations frequently reach down to the bone. If you have suffered a Ninja blender injury, you should seek medical treatment to dress and clean the wound. These injuries often require stitches. In extreme cases, your finger may have to be amputated.
If you were injured in a Ninja blender accident in Houston, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A qualified personal injury attorney can inform you of your rights and determine whether you have a defective product claim.
Under Texas law, a defective product lawsuit is when a consumer is harmed using a legal product as it is intended to be used. The plaintiff must prove:
1. That the product was defective,
2. The defective product was unreasonably dangerous, and
3. The defective and dangerous product was a producing cause of your injuries.
To show that product was defective, the plaintiff must prove that the product suffered from design flaws, manufacturing defects, or the manufacturer did not offer adequate instructions or warnings regarding its use.
Manufacturers are held strictly liable under Texas’ product liability law. Strict liability means that the manufacturer can be held liable simply because the product was dangerous. The plaintiff does not need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent or acted in a willfully malicious way.
These cases are complicated. To discuss the potential legal basis for your product liability claim, you should reach out to an experienced Houston attorney.
The compensation you are entitled to will depend on the severity of your injuries and your case’s unique facts and circumstances. Common types of compensation available in Houston Ninja blender lawsuits include:
• Medical expenses (past and future),
• Physical pain,
• Mental anguish,
• Physical limitations,
• Disfigurement, and
• Lost wages.
If you have been injured in a Ninja blender accident, you should first seek medical treatment. It is critical to get evaluated by a medical professional and have any wounds cleaned and treated. You should maintain records of all medical bills and documents.
Secondly, you should reach out to a local Houston personal injury attorney. An attorney will investigate your case and work to create a strong claim on your behalf. They will negotiate with the insurance companies and defendants on your behalf. If necessary, your attorney will aggressively present your cases at trial. Product liability cases are challenging, so it is essential to work with a skilled attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury resulting from a Ninja blender accident, call the Paxton Law Firm. We have represented injured persons involved in these types of accidents for nearly twenty years.
Let us review your case and advise you of your rights. The Paxton Law Firm believes in taking the stress of dealing with your legal battles and turning a negative situation into the best possible outcome lady justice allows. We offer free consultations, and you do not pay any legal fees until we recover for you.
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