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    One would have thought that by the time products such as smartphones and tablet computers come to market that they would be 100% safe, especially given the amount of money that’s spent on developing these gadgets. Malfunctioning hardware can be a PR disaster for device makers, which is one of the reasons they go to great lengths to make sure their products are wholly compliant with heath and safety regulations before they are made available to the public.

    While a defective piece of tech that goes wrong and doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do will be annoying, malfunctioning gadgets that could actually do you harm will be quite something else. Believe it or not, some gadgets from major manufacturers can actually explode or catch fire. You don’t have to be a health and safety expert to figure out the potential consequences of this.

    If you were ever unfortunate enough to be injured by a defective item of tech, there will be a possibility that you might be able to launch 100% no win no fee* personal injury solicitors in litigation and sue the manufacturer in question for a personal injury compensation pay-out.

    Defective tech and solicitors in litigation

    These days, many people choose to forgo a traditional alarm clock and instead use their smartphone to wake them up in the morning. If you’re one of these people, you might face a scenario in which you could have reason to launch solicitors in litigation if there were to be a serious mishap with the device when you were sleeping. Handsets made by one of the largest device manufacturers in the world have been known to spontaneously burst into flames while charging.

    Imagine that you had retired for the evening, had a quick read of the news on your device and then plugged it in to charge overnight. In the small hours of the morning, you are woken from your slumber, coughing violently. Your bedroom is full of smoke. Your smartphone has burst into flames while charging. You manage to raise the alarm and call the fire brigade, but unfortunately suffer the effects of smoke inhalation while doing so.

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    Under these circumstances, you may well be able to retain the services of a top-class 100% no win no fee* lawyer, such as the ones provided by Accident Advice Helpline, and launch solicitors in litigation with a view to seeking recompense for your suffering. If the manufacturer of the device asks you to send it back for tests after it injured you, think twice. Talk to your solicitor first. Losing this evidence could put you at a distinct disadvantage if your case were to make it all the way to a court of law.

     

    Date Published: 13th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.