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Murphy Bed Injury Lawyers
A Murphy bed (aka “wall bed,” “pull down bed,” or “fold-down bed”) is simply a bed that is stored vertically in a piece of furniture and folded up against a wall. The furniture used to store the mattress is typically a wood cabinet that is secured to the wall. If not properly secured to the wall, the bed can pose a serious danger to those using it. In fact, in the last decade there have been several documented instances of Murphy beds causing serious injury or death to unsuspecting individuals. There have been many lawsuits brought by Murphy bed injury lawyers for the victims of these accidents.Real Cases Involving Falling Murphy Beds
- Two sisters vacationing in Spain were killed when they were trapped by a Murphy bed with a wall storage unit that sprung on them and were not found for days. A 33-year-old New York man who was installing a Murphy bed was instantly killed when the bed snapped shut crushing his skull and severing his spine.
- In December 2019, at Disney World’s newly remodeled Riviera Resort, a sleeping family woke to find a Murphy bed had fallen from the wall trapping their mother beneath it. The family members were able to lift the bed off the woman, and she sustained only minor injuries including bumps and scrapes. An analysis showed that the Murphy bed was not properly installed leading it to tip over.
- A 76-year-old woman asleep in a Murphy bed in the early morning when the frame pulled away from the wall, collapsed on her, and locked in the closed position, killing her.
In 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled a Murphy bed hardware kit because the hardware was not sufficient to secure the bed to the wall which posed a tip-over and entrapment risk. Indeed, most Murphy bed injuries and deaths are caused by faulty instillation of the bed, usually to the wall. Households and businesses that currently use these beds are encouraged to have them inspected to ensure they are fastened well enough to withstand long term use.Contact a Murphy Bed Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to the use of a Murphy bed or another furniture defect, you may have viable legal case and entitled to financial compensation. Our Murphy bed injury attorneys would be glad to speak to you, free of charge, and answer any questions you might have about your rights. We can be reached at 760-571-5500, or toll free at 866-607-1325. Or you can reach us by filling out our online questionnaire.