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How Safe Are Indoor Fireplaces?

Posted on November 27th, 2017

When the cold of winter settles in, fireplaces become a very popular way to spend some time inside warming up. When people use them safely, they provide a nice, comfortable setting around which families can make memories. However, if the fireplace has a defect, what could have been a nice family moment could prove disastrous. Those present could suffer serious consequences, even if not in the room. From smoke inhalation to severe burns, injuries from a defective product could mean a company owes you compensation for medical care, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. Product Liability Where liability lies depends greatly on the injury someone suffers. If, while using or enjoying a fireplace, some mechanism in the fireplace injures you, then the liability will lie with one of three entities: the maker, the seller, or the distributor of the fireplace. Additionally, if the injury resulted from a defect caused by the installation, the provider of that service could bear responsibility. Most manufacturing and distributing companies carry “product liability insurance” in case a defect in a product they make or deliver causes an injury. In this case, you should contact a personal injury attorney like Estey & Bomberger, LLP to…

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