Representing People Hurt by Defective Gas and Propane Appliances
Every year, defective products cause thousands of serious injuries. A number of these products are propane and gas appliances found in the home, such as propane or gas grills, water heaters, furnaces and space heaters. Unfortunately, when such hazardous materials are involved, injuries caused by these product defects are severe and often life-threatening.
At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, our attorneys have been representing clients injured by defective products and gas appliances since 1951. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a defective propane or gas appliance, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced gas injury lawyers by calling 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-646-9006) or e-mailing our Houston, Texas, office.
Accidents Caused by Defective Gas Products
People injured by dangerous appliances or other defective products often file a product liability action against the manufacturer or seller of the item. Typically, if a manufacturer or seller failed to properly test or inspect a product or provide adequate warning of the potential risks of using the product, it can be held responsible when the appliance or product results in a fire or explosion.
Common appliances that can cause fires and explosions in the home include:
- Gas water heaters: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), each year brings an average of 15 deaths and more than 300 injuries due to water heater fires.
- Space heaters: Electric and gas space heaters can overheat, posing a fire risk and burn hazard.
- Furnaces: If a furnace is improperly made, installed or maintained, it can result in natural gas or carbon monoxide leaks — which can result in explosions or serious health problems. Furnaces can also have defective igniters or starters, which can lead to fires that destroy properties and cause burn injuries.
Appliance fires can also occur when wires short out on commonly used items such as toasters, blenders, microwaves and hair dryers. When products are poorly designed or manufactured or improperly installed, serious burn injuries or even death can result.
Call Our Experienced Defective Product Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective gas water heater, gas grill or other appliance, we can help by putting our experience to use for you. For a free consultation, call Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend at 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-646-9006) or e-mail our Houston, Texas, office. Se habla español.