While Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone received the majority of headlines in recent months. The company has had another product recalled during that time. Per a Consumer Affairs report, Samsung washing machines had to be recalled after it was discovered that the devices can shake themselves apart. Reportedly, the shaking is so violent that pieces of the machines can be sent flying, endangering any person or property nearby.
According to the Consumer Affairs article, despite the recall, Samsung may be failing to repair the faulty washing machines. This has led to a lawsuit being filed against the company by one consumer. In the suit, the consumer alleges that he has made three appointments to have his washing machine repaired and each time a service person failed to show up. The Consumer Affairs story also mentions other consumers have complained that Samsung has failed to follow through on repairing their washing machines or even refused to repair them at all.
What Can I Do If I’m Injured Because of a Product Defect?
Per the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) if a product does one of the following victims may be able to pursue a product liability claim:
- Product does not conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty
- Product’s design puts the consumer in unreasonable danger
- Product’s composition or construction puts consumers in unreasonable danger
- Manufacturer fails to properly warn consumers about the possible risks that using the product pose
Filing a product liability lawsuit can enable victims and their families to shed light on the safety risks that using a company’s product poses to consumers. In addition, pursing an injury claim suit allows victims to recover the financial help they need for hospital bills, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses.
The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Galloway Jefcoat, LLP fight for victims of defective products, car accidents, boat accidents and other forms of negligence.