Product Defects

Each day of a person’s life, they come in contact with a product of some type. Infants are surrounded by cribs, play pens, car seats, toys, medications and other products which are specially made to suit their unique needs. Older children come in contact with bicycles, electronic games, medications and products that are specifically marketed to adolescents. Adults come in contact with cars, boats, appliances, machinery at work, medications and products that become a part of their daily lives. Many products are safely designed and pose no special risk to the person using them. However, a significant number of products that are improperly designed, constructed or fail to warn about hidden dangers cause severe injuries or death. Problems with dangerous products are so prevalent that the Federal Government created the Consumer Product Safety Commission to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths caused by consumer products.

Product liability claims and lawsuits against manufacturers and retailers are difficult to maintain. Such companies generally have large legal staffs and major insurance companies defending their interests. To be successful in product liability lawsuits, experts in engineering or other specialized areas must be retained to testify about the defects in the design or construction of the product. Accordingly, when someone is injured by a product, it is important that they start pursuing their claim as soon as possible.

If you would like to discuss a potential product liability claim with us, click here . If we agree to handle your case, we will normally work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery. In almost all cases, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time from the date of the accident. If you intend to pursue a claim, you should contact an attorney right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.