According to statistics, over three-fourths of all Americans own a computer. And as computers become more affordable, that number is only likely to rise in the coming years. One popular style of personal computer is a laptop. This style of computer is very popular because it gives users the freedom to work or play on a computer without being confined to one location, as they would be if using a desktop computer. Laptop users can now take their machines to restaurants, parks, school, or even on airplanes. Unfortunately, because their batteries are located on the bottom of the machine, laptops can also cause severe burns if their batteries malfunction.
Suffering a serious injury because of a defective product can be incredibly painful and can result in long-term suffering and disfigurement. Customers purchase products with the belief that they will not cause harm, and when this trust is violated, product designers and manufacturers may be held accountable. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury because of a defective laptop, contact the Clearwater product liability lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., today at 727-441-9030 and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options.
Laptop Computer Safety
Because laptops can be used anywhere, many users risk overusing or overheating their machines from continual use. These machines have internal fans that are supposed to cool down the machine, but when they malfunction, a laptop can overheat quickly and causes severe burns when they come into contact with skin.
When using a laptop, be sure to never put it directly on your skin. Many people set these computers on their legs during use. Make sure you always have a layer of clothes or something else between you and your laptop. You should also let your computer rest every now and then and be aware of any product recalls.
Contact the lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., today at 727-441-9030 to learn more if you have suffered an injury because of a defective laptop.