Types of Defective Products

Feb 27, 2014 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Product Liability Personal Injury Class Action Wrongful Death

Types of Defective ProductsThere are numerous kinds of products on the market that can cause serious injuries. This is unfortunate since product makers should have a duty to create goods that will do no harm the consumer. Should some injury occur to you or a loved one as a result of a defective product, it's important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal entitlements.

We'd like to look at product liability cases right now to provide you with some basics about what these kinds of lawsuits entail and how we can help you and consumers in general.

About Product Liability Law

A product liability lawsuit refers to a legal claim that is brought against a product designer, manufacturer, or distributor when the product in question causes consumer injuries when they are simply used as directed. The lawsuits will seek both compensatory and punitive damages against the party responsible for the injurious flaw.

Below are some common examples of defective products that have resulted in lawsuits.

Defective Consumer Electronics

While they are supposed to provide convenience and entertainment, everything from smart phones and tablets to Blu-ray players and HD TVs have been known to cause injuries they should not, such as electrocution.

Defective Household Appliances

We take for granted the regular function of refrigerators, washers, dryers, and so many other things around the home. When they cause fires or other kinds of problems, that's when the product makers need to be taken to task.

Defective Motor Vehicles and Auto Parts

Since motor vehicles are an everyday part of many of our lives, they need to be well-designed and function properly. Defects to vehicles or parts that lead to injury need to be addressed with the utmost seriousness.

Defective Pharmaceuticals and Supplements

Medicines and dietary aids are meant to make us healthier, and yet so many times these substances can cause serious maladies and even death. The makers and distributors of these products need to be held responsible for this kind of gross negligence.

Defective Food Products

Whether it's pre-packaged or prepared at a restaurant, food should be safe for human consumption. For food-related illnesses, consumers do have legal options to consider depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Defective Toys

Sadly, so many children have been hurt by toys that should have been created with greater safety in mind. No parent should tolerate this kind of irresponsibility on the part of a business.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

When seeking litigation in a product liability lawsuit, it is likely that many others were similarly affected by the product in question. In such cases, it's common for multiple injury victims to join together in class action lawsuits. These sorts of lawsuits involve multiple litigants seeking damages against an entity.

By seeking legal action for these matters, not only will we help injury victims and their loved ones receive the compensation that they deserve, we will also help provide avenues for change in the company and the industry in which they work. These lawsuits help improve safety standards and can thus prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

Learn More About Product Liability Lawsuits

If you would like additional information about product liability law and your many other options out there for legal protection against negligence, be sure to contact our San Diego personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best outcomes in legal matters.

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