03. Product Liabilty
Defective products put consumers at significant danger of suffering horrific consequences-catastrophic injuries such as trauma to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injury, burns, amputations, and wrongful death. If a victim experiences a catastrophic injury due to a defective product, they are entitled to file a product liability claim.
Common Injuries Associated with Consumer Product Accidents
Injury from faulty car parts (tires, seatbelts, airbags)
When critical parts of a car malfunction, there can often be a serious or fatal injury. Whenever you get behind the seat of a car, you are placing serious trust in the manufacturers of the vehicle that the vehicle will operate properly. When a part of your car does not operate properly, it can be extremely scary and sometimes life-threatening. That is why it is so important to hold big car industries responsible for the pain and damage that they have caused.
Home appliance burns
Home appliances are some of the products most likely to malfunction. Whether it be a toaster or a water heater, home appliance defects can often lead to some pretty serious third-degree burns!* A product liability lawyer can help* you navigate what is the fault of the consumer and what is the fault of other parties.
Injury from defective power tools
Sometimes the tools we trust to fix and improve our homes can cause serious personal injury to us or the people that we love most. Often, the reason for this is not the fault of the consumer but rather is a result of a product accident.
Another “injury” from consumer product malfunction is creating sickness within consumers. A common example of this can be found in children’s toys, which can contain such a high level of lead or phosphorus that it can lead to sickness. Product liability law dictates that the manufacturer holds primary liability for their negligence and faulty product.