We trust the products we buy and use every day to be safe. But defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries each year. If the quality assurance process is lacking or a manufacturer’s testing tools fail to diagnose an issue, the product may unwittingly be released to the public where it could cause harm. It may not be an act of maliciousness, but it is something the manufacturer is responsible for just the same.
Thankfully, each state provides consumers with the opportunity to seek damages and financial recovery. It’s important if you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product that you seek out an experienced personal injury attorney to fight your case. In some situations, you may not be the only person to suffer from the manufacturer’s oversight.
Why would someone want or need to sue a manufacturer because of a defective product? Usually, it’s because of the financial burdens caused by the harm the product has done. Let’s look at a few examples.
If you’re forced to go to the hospital or seek medical care because of the injuries caused by the product, you shouldn’t be responsible for those costs. Medical care is costly. The law often requires that the company responsible for your damages pay for them. In this case, you would want to call me to sue the company for compensation for those bills.
If an injury is severe enough to prevent you from working, you won’t be able to receive your regular paycheck. Paid sick leave can help, but this is often limited by the employer. In some cases, the injury may even result in job loss. If your injuries have caused you to lose your income, the manufacturer could be found responsible for your personal finances while unable to earn an income.
The chances are good that a defective product does not just impact one person, which is why you should alert the company of the problem as fast as possible. Think of how many people could avoid the same injury through your intervention. The manufacturer doesn’t just owe financial compensation to you; it has a responsibility to prevent the issue from being repeated.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, call me today for a consultation. Let’s look at your story and see what can be done to resolve the issue.
Product liability laws are there to protect us as consumers, but the burden of proof is often high. You need an experienced professional to help you as you seek compensation for the damage done to your health and household. Call me today to set up a consultation and learn how to effectively tell your story and prevent others from suffering the same consequences.