We expect the products we buy and use to be safe when used as intended, but, unfortunately, this is often not the case. Defective products are often sold to people who then suffer serious injury or may lose a loved one. Often, the defects are known, but are concealed by the manufacturer. The defects may even be by design because it makes the product cheaper. Other times, the defect may have been discovered and quietly fixed, although the manufacturer denies it.
A defective product lawsuit can help you get compensation to pay medical bills, make up for lost wages, and make up for you injury or loss. It can also punish companies that try to make money with defective products and warn others about dangerous products. To learn whether you can file a defective product lawsuit, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today to talk to a local attorney with experience in this field.
Defective Products Can Be Profitable
Product manufacturers have a duty to make sure the products they manufacture and sell are safe for use. They may mistakenly marketed a dangerous product, but all too often they are aware that the product they are selling is defective. We have examples of this for:
And other types of defective products. When companies market defective products, they often know how to fix the product, but the fix is expensive and the company decides it will be more profitable to put you and your loved ones at risk.
A design defect is when a product is unreasonably dangerous for its intended or foreseeable uses. This includes products with inadequate safeguards, such as a guard on a power saw. Your state may use different standards to determine what constitutes a design defect.
A manufacturing defect is when a product is made of poor material or is poorly assembled during manufacturing. Manufacturing defects often occur when a manufacturer decides to use a cheaper material than specified by the engineer or cut out steps in the manufacturing process, leading to a product that can fail dangerously during use.
Other times, products may be defective because they contain inadequate, misleading, or dangerous instructions. These instructions may direct you to use a product in a way that leads to injury, or not warn you away from a use that seems reasonable but is not dangerous.
You Can Make a Difference
When a company intentionally markets a defective product for increased profit, they do not care about your family, your injury, or your loss. They will not be swayed from marketing their defective product unless it becomes unprofitable to do so. Your defective product lawsuit can cut into their profits and make them decide it is better to market safe products.
Your lawsuit may also lead to publicity for a dangerous product, which can bring more victims forward who may not have known their injuries were due to a product defect. As more injury victims come forward, it can lead to a general product recall, government fines for the manufacturer, and customer ill-will. These can all serve to persuade other manufacturers to put safety first.
Your Attorney Also Makes a Difference
Defective product lawsuits are complicated and require expertise in engineering, material science, manufacturing, and other areas to be pursued successfully. You need to find a lawyer who has the expertise to pursue these cases, not a lawyer who may take your case, then pass you off to another lawyer for a finder’s fee, or attempt it but make errors that prevent you from getting compensation.
At AccidentAttorneys.org we have brought together attorneys who have been recognized by their peers and by independent ratings agencies for their leadership in many types of personal injury cases, including defective product lawsuits.
To talk to a local product liability attorney, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.