Each year hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed by dangerous products ranging from toys, household equipment, cars and industrial products. In 2002, there were an estimated 212,000 emergency room visits for toys alone. Children under five are most likely to require emergency room treatment and the elderly are the age group most likely to die as a result of product-related injuries.
Each year, there are an average of 23,900 deaths and over 32.7 million injuries associated with consumer products under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
If you have been injured by a defective product, we can help you navigate through this complicated area of the law. Product liability is the law that provides for compensation for physical injuries and property damage resulting from defective and unreasonably dangerous products and from the failure of a manufacturer or seller to warn the consumer of product dangers.
There are three major types of product defects, though there are varying standards for defectiveness depending on the product as well as the jurisdiction. These three general categories are:
- Manufacturing/production defects: products that were manufacturer improperly or not up to standard, despite being designed with all due care.
- Design defects: products that were designed in such a way that they contain/present a foreseeable risk of harm, which could have been eliminated or minimized by using a different design.
- Defective warnings/instructions: products that are defective because a foreseeable risk of harm is created through a lack of adequate warnings or instructions.
If you or your loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact us to protect your rights. We will meet with you for a free, no-risk consultation. After learning about your case, we can explain to you your legal rights for recovery. We represent the victims of defective products on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee to us unless we recover compensation for our clients.