Serious personal injury can occur in many forms, including injury related to a defective product. If you have suffered a severe injury or wrongful death due to a poorly designed product, you may be able to file a product liability claim. Defective products fall into a few different categories that define exactly how the product is harmful to the consumer and help you understand how to proceed with your claim.
- Defectively Designed Product – Defectively designed products can be any type of product a consumer purchases that poses major hazards, including poorly modeled vehicles, flawed child products or inadequately designed medical devices.
- Defectively Manufactured Product – A manufacturing defect is an error that occurred when the product was being made.
- Inadequate or Missing Warning or Instructions – A product that is not properly labeled or that is missing important instructions about how to use the product may result in the manufacturer being held liable. Failure to warn the consumer about potential hazards or include recommendations for correct usage of a product can lead to serious or catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers a list of recalled products, news releases and safety education materials to keep consumers well informed about various products that are found to be defective and cause safety hazards. Consumers should be aware of all the resources available to help them if they are seriously injured or lose someone to a wrongful death due to a defective product. Some different types of hazards to be aware of are electrocutions, carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.
The product liability lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas are well known for our resources and expertise to go up against large manufacturers and companies when they fail to protect the consumer from faulty, defective or inadequate products. There are state and federal guidelines that set the standards these companies must follow. When manufactures and large industries fail to comply with product safety regulations, they need to be held accountable.
A consumer should never suffer for purchasing and using a product that was advertised to improve their quality of life but instead seriously injures or even causes death.
Since 1993, the product liability lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas have secured many multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including cases that required extensive research and presented complicated litigation. We believe that all consumers regardless of their financial status should have quality and comprehensive legal representation. If you have been seriously injured because of a product, contact the defective product liability lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas today at 866.664.3055.