Defective Products and Product Liability Law
Tempe Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have used a product and suffered injuries or other
damages as a result, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Product liability law exists to protect the rights of those who have been
hurt by products that they believed to be safe for use.
While there are many different types of claims that fall under product
liability law, most claims typically fall into three main categories:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects (or, the failure to provide sufficient instructions or
warnings about how to properly use a product)
If you believe that your case falls into one of these three categories,
contact a personal injury lawyer without delay to review your case and
see if it is possible for you to collect compensation. You and your attorney
will work together to collect evidence that will prove that the product
was defective and that it was responsible for your injury.
Products with Design Flaws
A product with a defective design is
inherently dangerous, meaning that the danger it presents has nothing to do with the way it
was manufactured. Even though it was made exactly according to specifications,
some part of the specifications themselves present a greater than average
risk to a user, even when the product is used correctly. An example of
a design flaw could include a car that is prone to tipping when it turns
corners or a pair of UV-protection sunglasses that does not actually filter UV rays.
Products with Manufacturing Defects
A product with a manufacturing defect is one whose design specifications
are correct, but some part of the product was
made incorrectly or was otherwise damaged during manufacturing, transportation, or storage.
This usually can happen to batches of products made at a factory when
substandard materials are used and results in some of the products being
different from others. Examples of manufacturing defects can include a
tainted food or medicine product or a cracked or malformed automobile part.
Failure-to-Warn Product Claims
This last type of claim can be made in the event that a product does not
include instructions about how to use the product properly, or if it requires
warnings for risks not immediately obvious to a potential user. For example,
if you become ill or injured after taking a medication that did not warn
about potential side effects when taken with other medicines, or if you
received a chemical burn from a product that lacked clear usage instructions,
you may be able to claim compensation under product liability law.
Trusted Representation for Your Personal Injury Case
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. is available to help you 24/7 with all of your
personal injury needs. As members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, we take pride in providing
you with the high quality, personalized service that you deserve. Your
injury is stressful enough – let us handle the legal part. By retaining
our services, you ensure that you have the best chance possible of receiving
compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
To get started with a
free case evaluation, please call the Tempe personal injury lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices,
L.L.C. today at (480) 568-6622. Hablamos Español.