1. Defective Products
In the United States, thousands of people suffer injuries or die each year because of defective products. These include everything from children’s toys to power tools and vehicles.
If you’ve been injured or a loved one was killed by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This can be done through a product liability lawsuit.
When a product is defective, it must be fixed before it can be used again. This is known as a “product fix.” Our firm has successfully pursued hundreds of product liability cases in both federal and state courts, including class action claims that require manufacturers to remedy defects and extend warranties.
Product defects can fall into three categories: manufacturing defect, design defect, or failure to warn about possible harm from the product. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a valid product liability claim and how to proceed with your case.
Defective manufacturing occurs when the product was made in a way that negatively affects its safety. It could be something as simple as a bicycle with loose handlebars, or an all-terrain vehicle that is susceptible to rollover accidents due to its high center of gravity.
Our team can also seek punitive damages for the defendant’s reckless conduct in producing or distributing a dangerous or defective product. These awards can be designed to deter future companies from producing and selling faulty products.
When you’re seeking compensation for a defective product, it is important to collect all relevant evidence. This can include the defective product itself, as well as receipts, instruction manuals, and other information about the product.
You should also keep all of the packagings that the product came in. The packaging can serve as important evidence in your lawsuit since it shows how the product was made and how it was used.
If you’ve been injured or a family member has been killed because of a defective product, contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. The sooner you do this, the better chance you have of collecting evidence and building a strong claim for compensation.