We expect the products that we buy and use to be safe and properly tested. This is the least that product manufacturers can do in order to ensure that their customers are safe and sound. Sadly, some manufacturers and companies make products that do not pass even the most basic standards of safety. This is why speaking with personal injury attorneys is so crucial.
The team at our law firm would like to take a few moments right now to go over some of the basics regarding product liability lawsuits, with special focus on different kinds of defective products that litigation may be sought against.
About Product Liability Lawsuits
Product liability lawsuits essentially refers to cases in which a preventable injury occurred as a result of regular use of a product. The manufacturer and/or designers of the product can be held liable if they failed to properly test the product, used poor materials, did not include sufficient instructions or warning labels, and so on.
Products That Cause from Regular Use or Function Improperly
One of the most common reasons that product liability lawsuits are filed is due to an object breaking or working improperly even though it is used as recommended. Our dangerous product attorneys have noted many instances in which toys, appliances, power tools, and other normal items found around the house led to serious injury simply because the consumers used them as they were intended to be used. These injuries range from lacerations and contusions to infections and electrocution.
Defective Automobiles and Auto Parts
Another serious sort of product liability case involves automobiles and auto parts. When cars are poorly designed, they can cause major injuries to occur that should not otherwise occur. The same applies to faulty auto parts, such as bad brake pads, bad tires, and poorly timed air bags. In those cases, malfunction of these parts can lead to catastrophic injuries.
Dangerous Drugs / Pharmaceuticals / Supplements
The pharmaceutical industry is a juggernaut, making billions of dollars a year in order to address symptoms, cure health conditions, and ensure a decent quality of life. Yet that are many drugs and supplements that are put on the market that are not safe at all. These defective pharmaceuticals and dangerous drugs can actually cause major health problems, some of which may prove fatal. Drug companies need to be held accountable for this kind of gross negligence.
Tainted / Unsafe Foods
Eating healthy is important, and we expect the foods we eat to be free from harmful substances. Yet we keep hearing stories on the news of foods that are unfit for consumption that may be out on the market. Personal injury lawyers have a duty to hold food companies accountable for their actions, especially if they're a major restaurant chain or food supplier.
Learn More About Product Liability Litigation
For more information about product liability lawsuits and your many other legal options to consider in cases of negligence, be sure to contact our White Plains, NY personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve justice.