General Product Liability
Defective and dangerous products — from faulty auto parts to dangerous medications — result in almost three million injuries and 22,000 deaths annually in the United States, according to data by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In essence, any manufactured product, such as pharmaceutical drugs, medical products, motor vehicles, industrial equipment, and consumer products, have the potential of being dangerous or defective, and those who have suffered harm may have the legal right to recover compensation for their losses.Has someone you love suffered injury or death resulting from a defective or dangerous product?
Contact the experienced Law Office of Matt Uhrig today for a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights and options.Types of Product Liability Claims
Unfortunately, there are a myriad of reasons why dangerous products end up on the market. Below are three types of product liability claims:
- Defective Design – Flaws in the design of a product could be grounds for a product liability claim. Sometimes, manufacturers realize these defects after the product has already entered the marketplace and launch recalls. However, many recalls occur after people have already been injured. And, unfortunately, many dangerous products are never recalled at all.
- Defective Manufacturing – These types of defects result from mistakes made during the actual production phase and may not involve every item. For example, if a weld on a trailer hitch breaks, causing serious injury to occur, there may be a product liability claim against the hitch manufacturer as a result of the defective manufacture of that particular hitch.
- Defective Marketing – This occurs when a product maker or supplier doesn’t clearly alert consumers of the potential dangers and risks of their product or doesn’t properly inform and instruct the consumer regarding how to properly and safely use the product.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses and suffering through a product liability claim. Damages that may be recovered include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earning or income capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Please contact one of our attorneys at the Law Office of Matt Uhrig for a free consultation. We will be happy to evaluate your case and advise you as to your legal options. We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome the opportunity to serve and assist you.