Lehigh Acres Defective Product Lawyer
The average American purchases thousands upon thousands of consumer products every year. From food and clothing to toys and electronics, we rely on the safe design, manufacturing, and labeling of our products without even thinking about it on a day to day basis. Only when disaster strikes do we realize the trust in businesses and corporations that is required for consumerism to function as it does. If you were injured because of a defective product, you, as a victim, have the right to seek out compensation by filing a defective product claim with all liable parties. Here at Cardinal Law, P.A., our experienced Lehigh Acres defective product lawyer is capable of handling any type of defective product cases, and will work diligently and tirelessly to win your claim both in and out of the courtroom.
The Three Types of Defective Products Claims
- Defective Design—Defective design occurs when the design of the product is inherently flawed. Take, for example, a furniture manufacturer designing an unsteady, top-heavy bookshelf that is prone to falling over, and potentially crushing anyone who happens to be standing in the way.
- Defective Manufacturing—Defective manufacturing occurs when the product in question was not inherently flawed, but manufactured in such a way that it does not function as intended. An example of defective manufacturing: a tire maker manufacturing a tire using the improper mix of materials, creating the likelihood of a blowout on the highway.
- Failure to Warn—Certain products are hazardous for various user groups (such as young children) or can pose a danger if used in a certain manner. These consumer products should come with a proper warning label and/or a user’s instruction manual. If an injury occurs because the manufacturer failed to include such warnings, they can be held liable in a defective product claim.
Retailers and distributors can also be sued in the event of an injury if they knowingly sold a product to a consumer that was damaged, defective, or had been recalled.
Damages in a Lehigh Acres Defective Products Claim
Any product, if designed, labeled, or manufactured improperly, can result in the user’s injury. This applies to toothbrushes, furniture, cooking utensils, vehicles, baby clothing, and every other consumer product out there. If a manufacturer or retailer fails in their duty to ensure the consumer’s reasonable safety, they can be held accountable in civil court. A product liability claim allows a plaintiff to seek a wide variety of damages, including the following:
- Medical costs
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Loss of joy of life
- Emotional distress
Call a Lehigh Acres Defective Product Lawyer Today
Injuries stemming from defective products include everything from lacerations and concussions, to choking injuries and serious burns. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, we can help you take legal action against the appropriate party. Call our Lehigh Acres defective product lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.