Defective products come in all shapes and sizes and injuries from them can happen in your home or at your workplace.
Any product that malfunctions while being used for the purpose it is intended, is considered a defective product. If you are injured by a defective product of any type, you may have a claim for damages against the designer and manufacturer, as well as any distributor, importer, or seller in the chain of distribution.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury through the use of a commercial product, Friedman and Martin, Personal Injury Attorneys, can assist you in determining how to proceed in a claim or lawsuit.
There are three different types of defects that can lead to consumer injury:
Design Defect – This is a flaw in the whole product because of it being designed poorly or not properly tested before it is even manufactured.
Manufacturing Defect – These occur during the actual manufacturing process. Sometimes, only a select group of the products are affected.
Warning/Labeling Defects – Labeling on the product itself sometimes has flaws. If the manufacturer fails to provide proper warning labels or clear instructions to help consumers avoid injuries they can be held liable.
Some examples of defective products include a tire that explodes on a car while the car was moving, a seat belt not engaging and holding during a wreck, or other problems with a vehicle. Other examples include medical devices that failed such as a hip replacement or mesh that was surgically corrected, and the materials did not perform as intended.
Other product liability claims that people pursue include:
• Defective household appliances
• Childcare products and toys
• Faulty airbags
• Toxic food products
• Vehicles with faulty parts
• Talcum Powder
• Pools and Spas
Contact Friedman and Martin, Personal Injury Attorneys, to evaluate your case. If you need to file suit against a manufacturer, we advise you to reach out to us as soon as possible. There is a time restriction in such claims, and we want to ensure that you don’t lose possible compensation due to failure to file in a timely manner.