Defective & Dangerous Products
Most of us go through each day never stopping to think about how many different products we are using. From the television set to that bottle of shampoo – Americans utilize an array of manufactured items each year. As consumers, we count on the companies that produce these items to be honest and accountable, and, therefore, we take for granted the items they develop are safe. That reliance, unfortunately, is sometimes misplaced. If a product malfunctions in such a way that leads a consumer to sustain injuries then it is potentially a case of product liability. You’ll find three legal branches of product liability claims:
Consumer goods produced unsafely: This occurs when a product has flaws as a result of a mistake in the manufacturing process; this one item works differently from all of the others that are just like it, and, therefore, the faulty product leads to personal injury of some sort.
Deficiency in the design: This occurs when a product’s design inherently has flaws; it’s not an instance of merely one product being faulty, the whole line of products is faulty because of an innate design issue that creates a threat of harm or death when making use of it. Any time there is a recall of a product it might be attributed to deficiency in design.
Failing to supply sufficient warnings or instruction: This occurs when a product is not accompanied by transparent and comprehensive warnings or instruction for proper utilization of item which consequently result in injury or death to the user.
Companies that manufacture products are generally accountable for vetting these products sufficiently before launching them, along with providing clear directions and cautions as to their usage. Sadly, companies don’t always satisfy this obligation, and instead launch an item that causes tragedy. Although it’s hard to imagine, there are additionally companies that place their revenue margins ahead of general public interest, and will proceed with marketing a product they know to be harmful – a notable example is the tobacco industry. If you’ve been hurt or endured injuries from utilizing a specific product, you’ll want to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can as there are specific time limitations associated with pursuing product liability claims! The law offices of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve is knowledgeable and skilled in the area of Product Liability. Our legal team has the skills to gather the evidence and conduct research that supports the position that an item is both faulty and harmful, and, therefore, caused damage or personal injury. Over the past five years, the specialist attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve have acquired more than $60 million in payment for clients who have suffered a personal injury. Every case is treated as a million dollar case at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve ~ let us fight for you!