Defective Products

The products that you purchase from retail stores, wholesalers, supermarkets, or specialty outlets are manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the item is not defective and that the purchaser of the said item will come to no harm or foul if the manufactured product is used in its intended manner. An individual who has been loaned or given a product has a similar implicit guarantee.

Safety and reliability are important concerns in all products, from prescription drugs to tires to lawn mowers. Whether it's an expensive reputable brand or a budget line, the same rules apply: design and quality standards must ensure safety.

Unfortunately, corporations that design, manufacture, and market the products we use do not always have their eyes on consumers' well-being. Sometimes they put profits before safety. By doing so, they are likely to produce products that are dangerous and unsafe, thereby unfairly placing the trusting consumer in harm's way.

Every year thousands of products are found to be defective or unsafe and must be recalled by either the manufacturer or a government agency. The reasons necessitating a recall can result from a flaw in the product's design, a manufacturing mistake, contamination of foods and/or materials used in the product, or an unseen risk, which presents itself after the product has been on the market for months or even years.

A product liability attorney can help you when a product causes personal injury or damage to property by assessing the personal injury or damage done and then estimating the amount of money that the manufacturer or other party is liable for. Then the attorney will file a claim against the manufacturer, or the party responsible for the flaw in the product, to hold them liable for the injuries or damages incurred. A product liability attorney will gather evidence substantial enough to show that the product was indeed defective and present this evidence in court.

Product liability cases may involve a long list of responsible parties or companies, but there are typically three different kinds of defective product cases:

  • Manufacturing defects: Defects that occur in the process of making the product (e.g. a bolt that isn't tightened properly at the factory, which results in the leg of a baby chair falling off easily).
  • Design defects: Defects that are inherent to the product's conception (e.g. a swimming pool with holes in the bottom or an air conditioner that blows hot air).
  • Marketing defects: Improperly or insufficiently warning the consumer of the product's possible dangers (e.g. inadequate safety warnings or failing to include a comprehensive instruction manual).

In many defective product cases, it is up to the plaintiff to prove that the product in question is defective and unsafe. You need an experienced attorney to help you prove your case and secure the compensation that you deserve.

No one ought to be put at risk because of a dangerous or defective product. The attorneys at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC represent individuals who have suffered a personal injury from a defective or dangerous product.

If you have experienced personal injuries, property damage, or a substantial loss of income due to a defective product, contact us today at 480-359-1758 Toll Free: 800-409-2187 for a free case evaluation and consultation.

For further information on defective and dangerous products, visit the website of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

There are no legal fees unless your case results in a favorable verdict or settlement.