Companies are responsible for the safety of their products. Product liability is the legal accountability for the manufacture and sale of products that are safe to use. When products are defective they can cause injury and even death. A product that is unsafe due to defects in workmanship or design may cause harm to those who use the products. The products must be used in the manner for which they were intended. There are many types of products that may be defective and cause harm including:
- Toys that are dangerous
- Dangerous household products
- Defective automobiles or tires
- Sporting goods that are unstable
- Dangerous machines
Defective products cases are considered personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, consult with an attorney as quickly as possible. You may be able to get compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. An attorney will review the case to determine how to proceed. There are many factors that enter into the decision to pursue a lawsuit. The severity of the injuries, the type of injuries, and how significant the damages are, will all enter into the decision to pursue the case.
If you or a family member was injured as a result of a defective product you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future expenses related to the injury
If a family member died as a result of injuries related to defective products you may also receive money to pay for burial expenses, lost inheritance, and loss of companionship. In many cases, the responsible party will negotiate the case with your attorney to provide a settlement. If no settlement is reached, your attorney will represent you at trial to get you the compensation you deserve.