Adequate clothing constitutes one of the most fundamental human needs. Although it is easy to get wrapped up in chasing after the latest fashions and seeking out the best deals, these can obscure some far more important details. Virtually all clothing is made from flammable fabrics and common sense dictates that one should avoid an open flame in the first place, let alone leave clothes or other items in a place where they are likely to catch on fire.
But some designers utilize cloth or other materials that are exceptionally flammable, endangering the safety of those who wear or are near those articles of clothing. If you have sustained an injury or property loss because of dangerous apparel, then you may be able to pursue a legal action against the manufacturer. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.
There are a number of different factors that come into play when determining whether or not an article of clothing is excessively flammable. For instance, the fabric itself is a significant consideration. Cotton, a mainstay of much American clothing because of its breath-ability and affordability, is prone to quick ignition. Wool and silk, however, are much slower to burn. Some things that bear on the safety of clothing include:
- The structure of the clothing – how it’s woven, knitted, etc.
- Fabrics used
- Finishes applied to the piece
- The fit of clothes (tighter-fitting clothes are less hazardous)
If you have been injured because of a negligent or penny-pinching company’s actions, we can help you to seek the financial compensation that you are due. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.