Injured by a Product Defect?
Any business that manufactures or sells products has a duty to ensure they will not harm consumers. Unfortunately, many businesses abdicate this responsibility at great cost to others. As a result, a defective product can lead to property damage, personal injury, or even wrongful death. A product liability lawyer is essential to helping you get fair compensation for these types of injury cases.
To understand your case and how it may play out in court, it’s important to know the types of product liability cases a defective product lawyer can help you with. By contacting a caring and highly skilled defective product lawyer, you can learn more about your rights and legal options.
At The Powell Law Firm, we’ve helped dozens of clients who have been injured from careless manufacturing and marketing practices, and we can help you, too. Injured by a defective product? Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one, free consultation.
Defective Product Cases
Manufacturing defects result in the majority of product liability cases that go to court. In this situation, a product has been designed in a safe way, but some danger was introduced because of an error in manufacturing.
For example, if your child’s swing set is unable to bear the stated weight because some component of your particular set is the wrong size, this a manufacturing defect. Although defects are unintentional, manufacturers are still considered liable for related harm.
Design defects apply to all the products of a particular type rather than just one. In this case, the danger is “built-in” to the product and any user may suffer harm as a result. The majority of car recall cases fall into this category.
For instance, if a component, such as the ignition, is prone to overheat and causes a dangerous mechanical failure in many vehicles of the same model, a design defect is likely responsible. A large class action lawsuit on behalf of those that were harmed would likely result.
In either instance where a manufacturing or design defect resulted in injury, it is important for a lawyer to demonstrate that the harm was foreseeable.
Ultimately, if there is some significant risk of harm involved in using a product – harm that simply cannot be totally avoided – then the company who manufactured or designed the product is required to provide adequate warning.
These warnings can come in the form of labels printed directly on the product/box or also prominent warnings within the user manual. Warning labels should be easy to find and easy for everyone to understand. In these cases where the warning is not easily found or difficult to understand, the distributor and retailer may be held responsible as well as the manufacturer for a failure to warn.
Why Should You Contact a Law Firm?
Nobody plans to be injured by their favorite car or electronic device. Nevertheless, thousands of people are injured or even killed by defective products every year. These defects often go unreported until enough serious injuries have occurred to warrant a headline.
Whether the defect that occurs in the design of the product, during the manufacturing of the product, or as a result of poorly advertised safety guidelines, you could be eligible for compensation. By contacting a law firm, you give yourself or a loved one who was harmed a fighting chance to get compensation for injuries and other losses.
Contact The Powell Law Firm Today
Paul Powell has helped clients recover total settlements approaching nearly $250 million in the past 17 years. Many times, the settlements and judgments awarded to our clients have been valued over $1 million. Just as importantly, we sincerely care about our clients and their rights. We are aggressive attorneys, but we provide compassionate, clear advice at every step in the process.