Waldorf Product Liability Lawyers
What to Do If You Are Injured by a Defective Product
When products don’t work as they’re supposed to, or when they pose an unreasonable risk to consumers, they can cause serious accidents and life-altering injuries. If you or your loved one was injured by a defective product, it is important that you first seek proper medical attention. Then, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you file a product liability claim.
At the Farmer & Klopfer, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families throughout Maryland. Our Waldorf product liability lawyers understand how to navigate these complex claims and take on major product manufacturers and distributors in their efforts to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a type of personal injury case that involves a defective or unreasonably dangerous product. Product designers, manufacturers, and distributors have a legal responsibility to create and sell products that are free of flaws or faulty design and which do not pose an unreasonable risk to consumers. When these companies do allow unsafe products onto the market, they can be held liable. Individuals who sustain injuries due to defective products can seek compensation for their damages, including their medical bills and related expenses, lost income/wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
What Makes a Product Defective?
A product is considered defective when its design makes in inherently unsafe for normal use (design defect), when a mistake during the manufacturing phase of production introduces a hazardous flaw in the product (manufacturing defect), and/or when the product lacks necessary and proper warning labels/instructions for use (labeling defect).
Some examples of common product defects include:
- Automobile tires that shred or blow out while the vehicle is in motion
- Vehicles that easily tip over due to a high center of gravity
- Airbags that fail to deploy on impact
- Seatbelts that unlatch when a collision occurs
- Pharmaceutical medications that do not list all possible drug interactions/side effects
- Medical devices that cause harm to patients
- Children’s toys that pose unreasonable choking hazards
- Structures that collapse due to poor construction and/or design
- Household appliances with faulty electrical wiring, leading to fires
This is not a complete list of possible product defects; any product can be defective and any defective product can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Determining If a Product Was Defective
It is not always easy to tell when a defective product caused an accident. In fact, determining that a faulty product was what led to an accident typically involves thorough investigations and in-depth analyzation of the incident.
At Farmer & Klopfer, our Waldorf product liability lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law; we know how to investigate accident claims to determine if a defective or harmful product caused the incident that led to our client’s injuries, and we know how to use this information to aggressively advocate for the maximum recovery our clients are owed. Our attorneys look at a variety of records, including product recalls, medical records, police reports, and more in order to obtain a clear picture of what happened and how you have been affected.
Our firm offers free initial consultations and all personal injury services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe nothing unless/until we recover compensation for you.
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