Only a few days remain until the popular manufacturer of outdoor of camping equipment, Coleman, will face the music in a case that has been dragging on for almost 4 years. It was back in December of 2005 when 7-year old Trevor Dennis was seriously and permanently injured by a Coleman heater that Trevor’s family used to keep a camping trailer warm.
According to experts, the heater was defective and malfunctioned and caught the whole trailer on fire, with young Trevor inside. Coleman advertised that their family-friendly product would keep a space at the perfect temperature, hence the name PerfecTemp. They claimed that the heater provided “flameless warmth outdoors or in spaces like a tent or home.”
What they didn’t tell the consumer, or the Dennis family, however, was about all the problems that other consumers had experienced with this line of heaters, including multiple complaints, warranty claims and fires. They subsequently sold the heater to the Dennis family, as well as many other families, without fixing the problem or, at a minimum, proving this crucial warning.
Trevor is now eleven-years old and requires around-the-clock care because of the severe burns he received that night. The trial, which is set to start November 2, 2009 in Orange County, California, will be the one opportunity that Trevor has at getting justice for what happened to him. He is represented by Bisnar & Chase, California personal injury lawyers experienced at getting justice for those injured by dangerous product defects.
The trial will also be the one opportunity that a jury will have to let Coleman know, through full and fair compensation to Trevor, that Coleman has the sacred responsibility to safeguard the safety of those who put their trust in the company’s products. By the jury’s full and fair verdict, the jury will speak loudly to Coleman that it is unacceptable to sell defective products that endangers the public, especially small children, and if that bad product hurts someone, then they will be held accountable for all the harm that follows.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah product liability attorney.