Amazon Injury Lawsuits

What You Need to Know if You Were Hurt by a Product Purchased on Amazon

In today’s digital age, has become a go-to marketplace for purchasing a wide variety of products. While the convenience is unmatched, it also brings risks. Many people have suffered injuries from defective products bought on Amazon, ranging from pressure cookers to coffee makers, exploding personal massagers, knee pads, and chairs that break. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a product purchased on Amazon, you may have the right to seek compensation. This guide will help you understand your legal options and how to pursue an injury lawsuit. You can call us for a free product liability lawyer consultation at 800-337-7755.

Understanding Product Liability

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that their products are safe for consumers. When a product is defective and causes injury, various parties in the supply chain can be held liable. Product liability claims typically fall into three categories:

  • Design Defects: Flaws in the design of a product that make it inherently unsafe.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Errors that occur during the manufacturing process, resulting in a dangerous product.
  • Failure to Warn: Inadequate instructions or warnings about the risks associated with using the product.

Examples of Injuries from Defective Products on Amazon

Several types of products sold on Amazon have been involved in injury lawsuits. Here are some examples:

  • Pressure Cookers: Pressure cookers can be hazardous if they have defective lid seals or pressure release valves, leading to explosions and severe burns.
  • Coffee Makers: Defective coffee makers can cause burns if they overheat or malfunction, spilling hot coffee on users.
  • Knee Pads: Faulty knee pads that fail to provide adequate protection can result in knee injuries, especially for individuals in physically demanding jobs.
  • Chairs: Chairs that break due to poor construction or defective materials can cause falls and injuries, including broken bones and concussions.
  • Personal Massagers: Personal massagers have caught fire and caused severe burns and property damage.

Steps to Take If You Are Injured by an Amazon Product

If you have been injured by a product purchased on Amazon, it is essential to take the following steps to protect your health and legal rights:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your immediate health and safety are paramount. Seek medical care for your injuries and keep all records of treatment.
  2. Preserve the Product: Retain the defective product and any packaging. Do not attempt to repair or alter it, as it will serve as crucial evidence in your case.
  3. Document the Incident: Take photographs of your injuries, the product, and the scene of the incident. Write down detailed notes about how the injury occurred.
  4. Report the Injury: Notify Amazon and the product manufacturer about the incident. This helps create a record of the defect and your injury.
  5. Consult an Attorney: Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. They can help evaluate your situation, gather evidence, and navigate the legal process to seek compensation.

Pursuing a Claim Against Amazon

Amazon’s role in product liability cases can be complex. Historically, the company has argued that it is merely a platform connecting buyers and sellers, not responsible for product defects. However, recent legal developments suggest that Amazon can sometimes be held liable, especially when it plays a role in the distribution and fulfillment of the product.

Your attorney will help determine the best course of action, which may involve:

  • Identifying Responsible Parties: Determining whether the manufacturer, distributor, or Amazon itself is liable for the defective product.
  • Gathering Evidence: Collecting medical records, purchase receipts, communication with Amazon, and expert testimonies to support your claim.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: Preparing and filing a legal complaint against the responsible parties, seeking compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Compensation for Injuries

Victims of defective products may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for past and future medical bills related to the treatment of your injuries.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to time off work to recover from your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for any property damage resulting from the defective product.


Being injured by a defective product purchased on Amazon can be a daunting experience, but understanding your rights and taking appropriate action can help you seek justice and compensation. The Law Offices of Jason Turchin handles product liability claims nationwide, including cases involving Amazon products. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective product, visit to learn more about your legal options and how we can assist you in pursuing a claim.

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