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.