Each year, dangerous or defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries in the United States. While companies have the responsibility to ensure that their products are not dangerous to consumers, sometimes something can go wrong in the manufacturing process. Unfortunately, if any degree of negligence occurs while creating a product, consumers can become seriously injured or their lives put at risk. If a company or its employees created a defective product, it is essential to hold the responsible parties liable. If you were injured as a result of a defective product, it is important to retain the services of an experienced product liability attorney. The product liability attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the experience to effectively represent you in a product liability matter. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.
Types of product defects
If a consumer is injured due to a defective product, it is important to identify the liable party or parties. If you wish to bring a lawsuit for injuries you sustained as a result of a product’s defect, it is also pertinent to identify the cause of the defect. Sometimes a product defect may not be outwardly noticeable and can involve some investigation. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced product liability attorney to assist you in conducting a thorough investigation. Such an investigation can help determine the cause of the product’s defect and identify the negligent party. There are several different reasons that a product defect may occur, which may ultimately be grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Product defects or hazards may be caused by:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Improper labeling/failure to warn
- Strict liability
- Warranty breach
Product defects aren’t simply held to one type of product. They can be present in a wide range of consumer goods, including:
- Household products: Most people don’t think twice about a common household necessity causing serious injury. However, both recreational and non-recreational household goods can be defective and cause severe injury or death. Some of these include kitchen appliances, food, children’s toys, lawnmowers, blow dryers, and more.
- Industrial Products: Similar to household products, industrial products that are defective can cause serious harm. Some industrial products may include scaffolds, cranes, ladders, hand tools, and other machinery.
- Automobiles: Automobile recalls may occur more often than any other type of recall, since the manufacturing of cars requires the use of many parts. As a result, there is an unfortunate chance that one of those parts may be defective. Automobile recalls are often seen when airbags, seatbelts, brakes, or tires are faulty. Product liability cases related to automobile defects are often complex, since liability may extend to several different manufacturers.
Contact our experienced product liability attorneys
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the experience to represent you in your product defect case and help recover damages that can mitigate the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and more. If you were injured by a defective product, contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.