Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Products
When a manufacturer produces and markets a product to the public, it has a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to ensure that the product is safe to use. The product must be free from known flaws that make it dangerous for a person to use it under the normal circumstances. When the manufacturer fails in upholding this duty, it can be held legally liable in the event that someone is injured or killed when using the product according to its instructions or intended use.
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the manufacturer.
Holding the Liable Party Responsible
Product liability claims are based on the fact that the manufacturer is in some way responsible for the injury of the plaintiff. This may be due to:
- Inherent design flaws
- Lack of proper quality control
- Manufacturing defects
- Failure to provide clear warning labels
If the injury occurred despite the fact that you were using the product according to its intended purpose, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income during recover, and pain, suffering and emotional distress.
Examples of Defective Product Claims
There are numerous common types of product liability litigation cases. For example, it is often possible to sue a pharmaceutical company for bringing dangerous drugs to market that have known side effects. You may be able to sue a tire company for selling tires that are prone to tread separation or sudden blowout. Dangerous children's toys, defective household appliances, unsafe work tools and defective air bags are only a few more examples.
If you believe that you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit, contact us at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated for a free consultation with a Modesto personal injury attorney!