Personal Injury Cases Due To Defective Products

If you've been injured from using a defective or dangerous product in your home or workplace or from a product that did not have a proper warning label and you didn't know how to use it properly, contact The Law Office of Christopher Jackson. Defective product attorneys focus on helping injured people find the financial compensation they need for physical and financial recovery.

It's the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ensure the safety of the products we use every day in our home, in our workplace and in our schools. Unfortunately, unsafe products are sometimes sold on the open market. And products that should be safe become dangerous when defects occur in manufacturing.

Were You Or A Loved One The Victim Of A Defective Product?

In some cases, it's very obvious that a defective product caused your injuries and the manufacturer and/or distributor should be held accountable. Some of the more common examples include:

  • Suffocation from children's toys, cribs or child seats
  • Explosions and burns in fires caused by defective space heaters
  • Lacerations and amputation injuries from faulty machinery that refused to shut off
  • Spinal cord injuries from seat belt failure in a car collision
  • Traumatic head injuries and eye injuries from defective air bags

But it's not always so clear-cut that an accident or injury was caused by a defective product. It takes thorough investigation and a tenacious lawyer to uncover the involvement of a product defect in cases caused by:

  • A design flaw in machinery that should have included safety precautions or safety shielding
  • A flawed car design causing gas tank explosions or rollovers
  • A faulty valve causing a leak or explosion
  • A defective medical device contributing to injury, an illness or inability to recover from an injury
  • An acute allergic reaction to an improperly labeled food product
  • A defective drug

It is vitally important to hold manufacturers accountable for dangerous, defective products because so many lives are at risk. When you work with our law firm, you can have confidence that every action has been taken to get you the results you need in court or negotiations.

A defective product not only fails to live up to your expectations, but it can also seriously injure you, leaving you with lasting pain and hardship. To ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for injuries or damage a defective product has caused you, you should familiarize yourself with the consumer protection laws of your state.

What Is Product Liability Law?

Product liability is the area of law dealing with liability on the part of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product who causes injury or harm. Other parties who can be held responsible for your injuries include the maker of component parts of the product, the assembler, the store or other seller of the product, and/or possibly even other parties in the distribution chain. You can file a claim of product liability even if you weren't the purchaser of the product.

Who Can Be Held Liable?

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers

Do You Have A Product Liability Claim?

Product liability claims require that certain circumstances be proven before the claim can be considered successful. These circumstances frequently involve manufacturing defects, design defects and/or failure to warn marketing defects. Manufacturing defects are those defects that occur during the manufacturing process. These defects can be attributable to inherently dangerous or useless design.

Design defects are likewise attributable to inherently dangerous or useless design. And marketing defects are those defects that elude consumers' awareness because of inadequate warning about potentially, yet not readily apparent, dangerous components of a product.

What Is Strict Liability Compensation From A Defective Product?

An injury done to a person, whether that person is you or someone else, by a defective product meets the conditions for compensation under the legal doctrine of "strict liability." Strict liability holds the manufacturer of the defective product liable without the injured party having to prove any negligence on the part of the manufacturer. In order to make a claim of strict liability, you as the injured party must be able to prove that there exists the following conditions:

  • The product has an "unreasonably dangerous" defect that injured you.
  • The defect caused injury during routine use of the product.
  • The product had not been altered from the condition in which it was sold.

Most states have laws on their books that limit how long after the product has been sold to the public that the manufacturer or seller can be subject to liability laws. It is important, therefore, that you keep all receipts, registration cards and credit card bills in order to provide proof of the product's age to the manufacturer's insurance company. It is also important that you demonstrate that you discontinued the use of the product once you became aware of its defect. Otherwise, you risk losing your personal injury claim.

Don't wait any longer; a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations for personal injury and product liability in your state expires.

Our services go beyond simply ensuring that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries. The Law Office of Christopher Jackson will also seek out the appropriate medical specialist for your injuries and will work with that specialist to ensure that payment for his or her services is delayed until your case is completed by settlement or trial.

If you or someone you know suffered a defective product injury, don't hesitate to call our experienced law team at 859-261-1111 or toll-free at 888-811-3247, or reach us by email. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling product liability cases in Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. We go the extra mile when it comes to investigating the possible causes of your accident so that you receive full compensation for any pain and suffering a defective product has caused you.

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