For many consumers, it can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that the products you rely on to make your life more enjoyable and convenient can pose a very serious threat to your health and well-being. When products turn out to be defective, there is no limit to how many innocent users will suffer.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a product defect accident, you have a right to seek compensation from those responsible for allowing such a threat to be released to the public. Contact the Clearwater defective product lawyer of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC., today at (727) 441-9030 to speak with an experienced injury attorney about your situation.
Common Product Defects
For the thousands of products we use on a consistent basis, there are quite a few types of product defects which are likely to harm unsuspecting consumers. These include the following:
- Small parts which pose choking hazards
- Pieces of a product which can easily break off and pose a threat to users
- Products made with hazardous or unsafe materials, including toxic plastics or lead paint
- Design defects that can lead to overheating or unsafe conditions
- Products which are not properly designed and can be defective unexpectedly, such as snapping shut or closing without warning
These common types of product defects can be very dangerous to those who are using the product and to those nearby.
Holding Manufacturers Accountable
There are some products that have dangers inherently associated with them. For example, many power tools have the potential to cause serious harm if they are misused. Completely eliminating the danger could require making the tools ineffective for their intended purpose.
However, if a power tool is designed in a way that leads to injuries during normal use, the manufacturer can be held liable.
Companies that have sold dangerous products stand to lose business if the dangers come to light. As a result, they will likely take extensive legal measures to defend themselves from legal claims. This can make it very difficult to prove your case without the help of an experienced Clearwater personal injury lawyer.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today
Legally and ethically, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe. But even the most safely-designed consumer products can be used in dangerous ways. Proving that your injuries are the result of the company’s irresponsible behavior can thus require proving that you used the product in the way the manufacturer intended.
When you do establish that you used it normally, it may be necessary to demonstrate that the product’s manufacturers did not take all the necessary steps to ensure safety.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a product defect accident, you may be eligible for compensation from those responsible for allowing faulty products to go onto the market.
Contact the Clearwater product liability lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC, today at (727) 441-9030 to learn more about your options from a compassionate legal professional.