Defective product litigation is an area of the law that represents victims that have been seriously injured or killed as a result of damaged, malfunctioning, recalled and unreasonably dangerous products. There are several types of product liability lawsuits that arise every day, from children’s toys and playground sets, to exercise equipment, electronic devices, apparel, and more. When it comes to asking the question of liability, manufacturing companies are generally the ones accountable for a dangerous product injuries or wrongful death, so long as all the factors and evidence are in place to prove the case.
Continue reading to learn more about defective product liability and litigation, and who to call if you or a loved one was recently injured by a hazardous product.
Defective Product Cases
Accidents that happen as a result of a defective product are often caused by faulty operation or dangerous parts. This means that any product can be defective and potentially dangerous, such as crayons, bicycles, toys, electronics, hair dryers, and even food. Burns, head injuries, eye injuries, impalement, orthopedic injuries, disfigurement, scarring, blindness, and even death, are common injuries associated with cases of dangerous or poorly manufactured products.
In most cases, lawsuits that are filed against manufacturers involve failure to warn, design flaws, improper safety devices, manufacturing faults, recalled products, and also marketing flaws. Failure to warn describes a circumstance in which a manufacturer fails to properly inform consumers of safety hazards and other potential hazards, or fails to reveal product information that could have prevented an accident from happening in the first place. In addition to physical and mental repercussions, many product liability claims involve property damages as well.
Manufacturer Strict Liability
In almost all cases, a dangerous or faulty product is the manufacturer’s responsibility. This falls under an area of law called “strict liability” and holds a seller or manufacturer of a product responsible for consumer injuries. If a victim injuries themselves as a result of their own carelessness or negligence, or uses the product inappropriately, the manufacturer may not be responsible and the victim may be held accountable for their own damages. If you are unsure whether or not the manufacturer of the defective product that caused you or a loved one harm is responsible, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your accident.
Making a Defective Product Claim
Personal injury law firms generally offer free initial consultations to people who believe they are victims of a negligent accident. They use this consultation to assess a victim’s case, and determine if they are eligible for compensation. With this setup, a victim does not have to waste money in order to validate their case.
If a personal injury firm identifies a case as negligent, and believes the victim has a solid claim, they will almost always represent their client for free, and only collect legal fees if they win their case and recover full and fair compensation. Once retained, your personal injury legal team will evaluate the physical and mental damages sustained from a defective product, and use this information to document a case against the accountable manufacturer.
The Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C.
Contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to discuss your defective product injuries and learn the best course of action for your claim. Our seasoned Indianapolis product liability lawyers can obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve for your resulting damages and losses, including hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Additionally, we offer free initial consultations and never collect attorney fees unless we prevail for you.