Maitland Product Liability Attorney
There are plenty of defective products out there that are not dangerous, but simply do not work. A plastic spatula that is too flimsy to flip an egg probably will neve hurt anyone. But a heavy, unstable bookshelf that is prone to falling over certainly could. If you or your loved one were hurt while using a dangerous product, there is a good chance that you can win compensation from the company that manufactured it. The Maitland product liability attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group have experience filing lawsuits and winning large sums for our clients, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
Common Examples of Defective Products That Cause Injuries
Any product can lead to an injury if it does not function for its intended use. There are countless types of defective and dangerous products out there, and many have not been recalled. Below are some of the most common:
- Auto parts
- Children’s toys
- Medical devices
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Baby and toddler products
- Computers and phones
- Other tech products
- Cleaning products
- Household appliances
- Industrial equipment
- Industrial machinery
- ATVs, jet skis, and other personal motorized vehicles
- Food products
Who is Liable in a Defective Product Claim?
There are three types of defective products claims:
- Manufacturing defect—The product was manufactured improperly, resulting in a dangerous defect.
- Design defect—The inherent design of the product was dangerously defective.
- Failure to warn—The product was not defective, but the company failed to place adequate warning labels on the product.
In most cases, the manufacturer of the product is the liable party in a product liability claim. However, it depends on the circumstances. It could be the manufacturer for failing to design, manufacturer, or label the product accurately. Sometimes the designer and manufacturer are separate parties. The liable party could also be a retailer that failed to take a recalled item off the shelves, or repackaged/remarketed the item in a way that it was not intended to be used. Other parties could potentially be responsible if the product was damaged during shipping, it was advertised to an unsafe user group (children), or the user guide contained flaws or was overly vague.
What to do After Being Injured by a Defective Product
If you or a loved one were injured while using a defective product, you should take the following steps to ensure that you preserve evidence and build a winning case:
- Seek medical attention
- Take photos of the defective product
- Keep the defective product in a safe place and discontinue use (do not throw it away)
- Contact an attorney at once
Call a Maitland Product Liability Attorney Today
As the victim of a product liability claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, loss of joy of life, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, and more. To start on your claim today, do not hesitate to reach out to the Maitland product liability attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group to schedule a free consultation.