Clinton Product Liability Lawyer
Defective consumer products include household furniture, children’s toys, automobiles, kitchen appliances, electronics, and everything else that is bought at department stores, retail outlets, online, or anywhere else. While we rarely think about our personal safety when we purchase a floor mat, an office work chair, or an extension cord, virtually all consumer products pose a certain threat if they were not manufactured or designed properly, or if they did not come with an adequate warning label or instruction manual. If you were injured by a defective or dangerous product of any kind, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the negligent party, or collect a substantial out-of-court settlement. To find out more, contact one of our experienced Clinton product liability lawyers with the law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC.
Defective Products Can Kill or Maim
Defective products lead to tens of thousands of serious injuries every year. For example, 6.4 percent of residential fires, or nearly 25,000 residential fires in total, are caused by electrical malfunction, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Tire blowouts cause over 10,000 serious crash injuries each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Serious injuries caused by defective products include traumatic brain injuries, burns, electrocution, broken bones, spinal cord damage, scarring, emotional trauma, significant pain and suffering, and much more.
The Negligent Party
In order to direct liability towards the correct party, we must determine the cause of your injury, specifically how the product caused that injury. From there, we can begin investigating the defect within the product. The error may have been in design, in manufacturing, distribution, or even in retail. Potential liable parties include designers, fabricators, producers, assemblers of one of the products parts, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, or another party involved in the sale of the product. Even third party companies that were hired by or used by the manufacturer can be held liable. Marketing negligence could have lead to dishonest and inaccurate advertising, whereas a negligent shipping issue could have lead to the product’s defects and your subsequent injuries.
Conditions that are Considered to be Defective
Not all injuries caused by products are the fault of the product, or more accurately, the manufacturer or seller. To prove liability on behalf of the manufacturer or seller, not the user or a third party, we must show that the product had a defect that caused it to be unreasonably dangerous, which includes the following:
- Defective design;
- Defective manufacturing; or
- Failure to warn of defects.
As described earlier, these defects can arise from product manufacturing, testing, design, construction, assembly, packaging, marketing, or lack of proper warning or instruction labels. We can bring a product liability claim against a negligent party, or file a lawsuit, for breach of express or implied warranty, intentional misrepresentation, fraud, negligence, or strict liability.
Contact our Clinton Product Liability Lawyers Today
For those injured by defective products, we urge you to contact an attorney at once. The Clinton defective product lawyers of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC will help you claim financial compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages.