You should not have to fear that a product is going to harm you; this is especially if you are strictly using it for its intended purpose. But unfortunately, products contain defects more often than you may realize; and many of them do not get recalled until it is already too late. Continue reading to learn how defective product accidents commonly occur and how one of the experienced Howard County product liability attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help you in taking legal action, if necessary.
How do defective product accidents commonly occur?
A defective product accident may arise for a multitude of reasons. But the common denominator is negligence. Such negligence may be exhibited by a product’s designers, manufacturers, or sellers. Below are common examples:
- Design defect: with this, the team designing the product negligently made it unsafe; even though they could have reasonably made it in a safer way that was equally practical and cost-effective.
- Manufacturer defect: with this, the team manufacturing the product negligently produced it unsafely; even though they could have reasonably stayed within the design team’s approved guidelines.
- Failure to warn: with this, the team selling the product negligently advertised its potential hazards; even though they could have reasonably included warnings on its packaging or labels.
What injuries may result from a defective product?
Based on the type of product in question, varying injuries may result from its defects. Such injuries may be minor, but a catastrophic defective product accident may prompt life-altering or life-threatening injuries. Below are common examples:
- You may have incurred a head or neck injury from a faulty component in your automobile.
- You may have incurred a broken, sprained, or dislocated bone(s) from a faulty component in your home furnishings.
- You may have incurred a severe burn(s) or disfigurement from a faulty component in your home appliances.
- You may have incurred an electrocution or electrical injury from a faulty component in a tech device.
- You may have incurred serious organ damage from the dangerous side effects of an over-the-counter or prescription drug.
- You may have incurred a choking injury from a faulty component in a children’s toy.
And if you have received any of the aforementioned injuries, coupled with the belief that a negligent party was involved in your accident, then you may consider filing a product liability claim. But before following through on this legal action, you may want to ensure that a product recall was not released prior to the date on which your accident occurred.
You must make a valiant effort toward proving your injuries for your claim. Reach out to a skilled Howard County personal injury attorney at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates to learn how to get started.