Cabinet Glass Fell Out
My wife was opening the dish cabinet built and installed by our
"fine woodworking" contractor when the glass panel in one of the doors fell on her head and shattered. She had three minor cuts. Luckily she was wearing her glasses and none of the shards severed a vein.
Now I'm wondering who is liable for the glass breakage. To speed up the job we took the cabinet doors made by the contractor to the glass shop which the contractor recommended. We told the shop that the glass work was for the contractor (to supposedly get a better price). The glass shop cut the patterned glass and installed it in the cabinet doors. The glass was secured with a bead of silicone. We returned the cabinet doors with the glass in them to the contractor and he installed them without adding any trim pieces.
We can't ask the contractor for compensation because we obtained a settlement from him which absolves him from any defects.
I'm wondering if the glass shop will say that they expected the contractor to put trim around the glass to hide the silicone .