The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating lawsuits on behalf of consumers who were injured after their New Werner Co. attic ladders broke. It has been alleged that the hinges on Werner’s “Easy Access Attic Ladders” are made from a low-grade metal that is susceptible to bending, breaking or shearing, which puts consumers at risk for serious injuries.
In 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against Werner alleging that these ladders can unexpectedly break. Although a settlement was reached in January 2014, the agreement only requires Werner to provide consumers with replacement ladders. Therefore, under the current settlement, **those who were injured after their ladders failed will not receive any compensation for their injuries**.
In light of this information, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are reviewing claims on behalf of those who were injured after their Werner attic ladders suddenly broke. These victims may be able to file personal injury lawsuits against the company – separate from the aforementioned class action – to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses. If you were injured using a Werner attic ladder, contact us today to learn more about the legal options that may be available to you.