Wellington Product Liability Lawyer
People use a wide variety of products every day and they never expect to become hurt by them. Unfortunately, it happens all too often. Manufacturers owe consumers a high duty of care to ensure their products are safe and free from defects so no one becomes injured by them. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective product, it is important to know you may be able to file a claim for compensation. A Wellington product liability lawyer can help you go up against the big manufacturers and claim the fair settlement you deserve.
Types of Defective Products
Any product that is not designed or manufactured property could result in an accident that leads to injuries or even a loss of life. Some of the most common types of defective products are as follows:
- Medical products, such as vaginal mesh, surgical tools, and hip implants
- Unsafe medication, such as Accutane, Chantix, and Zicam
- Auto parts, such as brakes, seatbelts, roofs, and airbags
- Energy drinks
- Talcum powder
- Children’s products, such as toys, cribs, and strollers
Sadly, the above are just a few of the most common types of defective products. Any time a product is defective and causes an injury, you can file a claim for compensation.
Why are Products Defective?
Many different factors may result in a product that is defective. The most common types of defects result from:
- Defective design: Sometimes, a product is defective before it is even created and when this is the case, the design is flawed. For example, if a child’s car seat is designed without the appropriate restraints, it is defective before it is even manufactured.
- Defective manufacturing: A mistake in the manufacturing process sometimes results in a defective product. Using the same car seat example, the design may include proper restraints but if they are not manufactured or installed properly, the seat is still defective.
- Improper warnings: Some products are inherently dangerous. Chain saws, for example, allow people to do labor intensive work very quickly, but they also pose great risks if they are not used properly. Manufacturers are also responsible for providing proper warning so no one becomes hurt.
- Hazardous material: In some cases, a material used during the manufacturing process may be harmful. For example, it is well known that lead is toxic to humans and poses particular risk to a young person’s development. So, if a manufacturer created a child’s toy and used lead, that product is defective because it has the potential to cause so much harm.
Regardless of the reason for the defect, manufacturers should be held liable any time their product hurts someone.
Our Product Liability Lawyers in Wellington Can Help with Your Case
If you have been hurt by a defective product, our Wellington product liability lawyers at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, can help with your claim. Call us today at 561-472-8165 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more.