Injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product?
It’s amazing when you stop to think about it – the numbers of products Americans buy on a daily basis. Many people don’t even give a moment’s consideration to the fact that they may be buying a dangerous or defective product.
The fact of the matter is, that product accidents happen more often that we may think. Did you know that the Consumer Product Safety Commission gets over 10,000 complaints a year about defective products? Those are just the complaints. There are actually also over 22,000 deaths and 29 million injuries related to those products we all love and buy every year.
While it might seem to be fairly straightforward, you buy a defective product, you take it back and that’s the end of it kind of scenario, this is far from the real situation. In reality, there are several federal agencies who regulate product liability, including the Federal Drug Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, to name but a few. Imagine what a three-ring circus it is to find out which agency is responsible for what product.
If you have been hurt, severely injured by a product, or a loved one has died as a result of a defective product, it isn’t always easy to figure out where to report the claim. This is where we come into the picture. We know how to track down the information needed to file a claim on your behalf. Product liability laws are in place to protect you and to make sure manufacturers and retailers are held accountable for negligent behavior. This type of law is different from ordinary injury law, and in some instances this makes it easier to recover damages.
Just what is product liability? Accidents in this area of the law may be caused by a situation where a company won’t honor a warranty on a defective product. It may encompass products that are recalled because they are unsafe or an instance where the company did not post clear warnings on tools or machinery.
It’s quite common to see product liability cases dealing with defective machinery, which includes the actual machine that causes various problems such as exposure to dangerous chemicals etc. You’ll likely recall having read quite a lot about defective baby equipment in the media, which usually includes defective toys, unsafe playpens and swings and car seats that don’t meet the required safety regulations. Other areas we see lawsuits in relate to defective electrical equipment and motor vehicle defects.
If a defective product has injured you, it is critical that you do not wait to speak to a lawyer about your potential case. Speak to us about your case. We know the value of loyalty, honesty and honor, something our clients deeply appreciate.