Who is to blame when something doesn't work properly? Dangerous and defective products cause injuries throughout the United States every day. Over 250,000 injuries occurred in 2011 - from defective toys alone. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 13 children died that year from using a defective toy.
When a product doesn't work the way we expected and it causes harm to someone in our family, it can be infuriating and in some cases, tragic. Manufacturers of defective drugs and products can be held accountable for damages that are caused by their negligence. If you believe you may have a case, contact a product liability attorney at Harbin & Burnett to discuss the details of your situation.
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Causes for Product Defects
When it comes to defective products, the flaws that can lead to injury are usually produced in one of three ways.
The most common reasons for a product defect are:
- Failure to Warn the product provides insufficient labeling or instructions, e.g. side effects on medications
- Engineering / Design a flaw in the way the product was designed or a design that increases risk of injury
- Manufacturing flaws that occur during the raw material or assembly phase, including defects in packaging
In some cases, a finished product may have been manufactured by more than one company, leading to complex litigation. In such cases it is important to establish product liability, and an experienced attorney can be essential to the process.
Common Types of Defective Products
Virtually any product can be manufactured with flaws; however, there are some categories of products that are more likely to have defects.
Some of the most common categories for defective products include:
- Amusement Rides
- Auto Safety Equipment
- Baby & Nursery Items
- Childrens Items & Clothing
- Home Appliances
- Home Improvement / Construction Materials
- Medical Devices
- Motor Vehicles
- Prescription Drugs
- Shopping Carts
- Sports & Recreation Equipment
- Swimming Pools & Spas
When a company has exhibited negligence by failing to sufficiently test a product before bringing it to market, the consequences are often catastrophic. In the most tragic cases, a childrens toy can lead to the wrongful death of an infant. If you are considering legal action for a defective product, contact our product liability lawyers today.
Product Liability Injuries
The variety of potential injuries from a defective product can include everything from a paper-cut or bruise to life-threatening or fatal trauma. Some common types of injuries caused by dangerous products include:
- Brain Damage
- Broken Bones
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Eye Damage
- Facial Damage
- Head Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one because of a poorly designed, manufactured or packaged item, you could be eligible for compensation for the damages you have sustained, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, mental anguish, lost wages and more.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorney in Anderson
As Americans, we expect the products we use to work as they have been described and presented. We also expect a person responsible for hurting us to pay the consequences for their actions. If a dangerous or defective product has caused an injury to you or a loved one, the victim may be eligible to pursue financial recourse for the damages you have suffered.
The legal team at Harbin & Burnett is here to defend the rights of victims who have been harmed by an improperly designed, manufactured or packaged product. We aggressively pursue the MAXIMUM compensation in product liability cases and we are proud to provide comprehensive legal services to defective product victims in Greenville County and the following areas:
- Travelers Rest
Discover how a product liability attorney can help you call 1(888)821-0247 today to discuss the details of your potential case.
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