Types of Defective Products

Sep 24, 2013 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Product Liability Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Types of Defective Products - Brooklyn, New YorkWe expect the makers of different products to exercise caution when it comes to the development, manufacturing, marketing, and labeling of their goods. This is the least any consumer can hope for, but sadly this is not always the case. There are many times that dangerous products wind up in the hands of consumers, and the results can be severe and possibly fatal.

When you or a loved one has been injured as a result of defective products, it's important that you speak with our personal injury attorneys as soon as you are able to initiate legal action.

What is a product liability lawsuit?

A product liability lawsuit is a legal claim brought against a product manufacturer, designer, or seller that has distributed a defective and dangerous item. This lawsuit is intended to collect damages to cover injuries and other losses and to punish the negligent party in order to ensure that such actions do not occur again in the future.

Below are just a few examples of defective products that some people may bring lawsuits against.

Defective Electronics and Appliances

We expect that basic appliances and electronics will function properly without causing injury, but sometimes that is not the case. When defective, these items may cause electrocution, fires, and other sorts of serious injuries. Whatever the case may be, it shouldn't be taken in stride. Our product liability attorneys will hold the makers responsible for this sort of irresponsibility.

Defective Automobiles and Auto Parts

Given how many cars are on the highways and city streets, it important that they be in good working order and that all equipment in the vehicles function properly. Yet there are many cases in which automobiles are poorly designed, resulting in major rollover accidents and other serious collisions. Auto parts may be improperly designed or installed, such as the brake pads, the steering wheel, and safety systems, which can lead to catastrophic failure of a vehicle while it's on the road.

Our team of personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will seek damages against the responsible party in order to ensure that you receive justice following major accidents caused by this kind of negligence.

Defective Food Items

When we go to the supermarket or a restaurant, we expect the foods and beverages that we buy to be safe for consumption. Yet more and more, we hear about instances of food contamination, mass food poisoning, and dangerous ingredients or combinations of ingredients that cause illness. Any time you or a loved one is harmed from eating or drinking items that should be safe, legal action needs to be considered so that the negligent parties are held accountable.

Defective Pharmaceuticals and Dangerous Drugs / Supplements

We've heard a lot of talk about how negligent big pharma can be, which is especially troubling given how expensive some medications are. If you or someone you know has been harmed as a result of taking pharmaceuticals or supplements that should be safe, our personal injury lawyers want to hear from you. Chances are, you're not alone. By seeking justice against big pharma, we can help create a medical industry that works for wellness and safety rather than for profit.

Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits

For more information about defective product lawsuits and why they need to be taken so seriously, be sure to contact our Brooklyn, New York personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for any injuries and losses sustained.

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