Laptops are often recalled because they have cooling systems that lead to them overheating and causing injuries. In some cases, the heat of the laptop can be enough to cause burns. In other cases, the laptop might catch on fire and the fire might lead to your injuries. Regardless of what happened, you'll benefit from contacting personal injury attorney services.
How Laptops Overheat
Laptops overheat primarily due to their rechargeable batteries. Also, as you are operating your laptop, it might become very hot if it does not have a sufficient cooling mechanism. Regardless of why the laptop overheats, this is a defect, and the laptop manufacturer is responsible for any damage that results.
If you are able to prove that you suffered as a result of the overheating laptop, your personal injury attorney may be able to seek damages. Your attorney will likely need your laptop and will work with an expert witness to prove that the laptop was defective and caused the fire.
Even if your laptop does not catch on fire, overheating can cause irreparable damage and can shorten the lifespan of your computer. You will want to monitor the temperature of your computer and will want to make sure that nothing is blocking the cooling fan.
However, whether or not you are responsible for the laptop catching on fire can be determined after an investigation. For example, your laptop model might already be suspected of having a problem with overheating.
Types of Issues You Might Suffer
A hot laptop can lead to serious burns that can cause scarring. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. If your laptop is sitting on your lap, you may suffer serious burns to the genital region.
If the laptop catches fire, you may be burned by the flames that result. If your home catches on fire, you might suffer from injuries related to smoke inhalation. If your home is damaged by the fire, you may be entitled to compensation for any property you have lost.
How to Receive Compensation for Your Injuries
The best way to receive compensation for your injuries resulting from the flaming laptop is to try to settle your case out of court. By doing so, you will be able to avoid a long and expensive court case. The laptop manufacturer will likely carry insurance, and you will likely be settling with their insurance provider.
To learn more, contact a personal injury attorney.