Consumers are protected by law from defective products
There are three types of products defects that incur liability in manufacturers and suppliers:
- Design defects—frailties or shortcomings of an item resulting from a defect in its concept
- Manufacturing defects—flaws that occur during the construction or production of the item
- Marketing defects—improper instructions and failures to warn consumers of latent dangers in the product
The products liability attorneys at Friend, Levinson & Turner LTD are skilled in thoroughly investigating a product failure and identifying all liable parties that helped cause the injury through design flaws, deceptive marketing, or negligence.
When the recommended use of a consumer product results in a personal injury or wrongful death, you have the legal right to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, long-term care, and punitive damages.
Components of successful litigation
To succeed in a products liability claim, the product must be saved and should not be altered in any way. The product must be immediately placed in the hands of an experienced attorney so that they can preserve the product and have an expert's evaluation performed as soon as possible. Failure to properly preserve the defective product may destroy an injured person's right to compensation.
Handling products liability cases requires experience and considerable expertise and monetary resources in order to achieve a successful resolution for the victim. Under products liability law, victims have the right to have their case heard by a jury and they can recover damages for pain and suffering, disability, lost wages, disfigurement, and future pain and suffering.