When you get behind the wheel of your car, you never imagine that a manufacturing defect will result in a devastating accident on the roadway. Or when you take the medicine your doctor prescribed for an illness or injury, you never contemplate that what is meant to cure you will actually make you sicker.
Despite consumer confidence, the products on today’s market are not always safe. Faulty parts, contaminated drugs, poorly made medical devices, tainted foods, and even dangerous baby products all make it into the hands of consumers, and injuries often result. If you have been injured by a product, you have the right to seek assistance from a Suffolk, Virginia product liability attorney who can help you file a claim for compensation.
Most injuries that are sustained due to dangerous or faulty products fall under the protection of product liability laws. Negligence is the cause for most unsafe products finding their way into store shelves and onto car dealership lots—and when a consumer product fails to perform as it should and injuries result—the injured party or their next of kin have the right to bring a claim for damages against the manufacturer and others involved in its production, distribution, and sale.
Breaches in the production chain, including the design of a faulty product, can lead to people becoming injured by unsafe products. Even the people who market products can be held liable if they fail to market a product responsibly and do not reveal any dangers that might result from its use. For instance, dishes that explode in the microwave are sold with no warning regarding that potential outcome can leave a whole string of people responsible for injuries that might result from the dishes’ use.
Nearly any product has the potential to become dangerous. Some of the most common products behind product liability lawsuits include:
A product that fails to work in the way it purports to do may also form the basis for a claim of liability. For instance, if you buy a fire alarm that does not detect smoke as it should, and your home catches fire as a result, then someone may be liable.
Being injured can be scary, especially when you are injured by a seemingly harmless product. Product liability claims seek to compensate injured victims through a mix of:
Dangerous, faulty, and defective consumer goods are out there, and if you are unlucky enough to come into contact with one and are injured, then you need to reach out to your Suffolk, Virginia product liability attorney firm, Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., right away. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.
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