All manufacturers have a responsibility to make safe products. From kids’ toys to household cleaners, if a defective product causes an injury, victims can hold the manufacturer accountable. However, defective household products cases are incredibly complex and will require a thorough investigation to prove negligence.
Types of Defects
Although there are countless ways a product could be defective, consumer product defects generally fall into one of three categories:
- Defects in Design – Sometimes the way a product is engineered makes it prone to failure. When the defect is in the design of a product, all products produced by the manufacturer will contain this defect and exhibit a risk to consumers
- Defects in Manufacturing – Even if a product has safe design, numerous things can go wrong during the manufacturing process. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects tend to only affect a small number of the manufacturer’s products.
- Defects in Warnings – Many products will come with risks. For example, coffee makers will have parts that are hot to the touch. If there are any risks associated with a product, manufacturers must adequately warn consumers through warning labels and other methods. If they fail to do so, their products are defective due to improper or inadequate warnings.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive?
Victims of defective household products often suffer injuries that require emergency medical treatment. For some victims, more extensive medical treatment will be necessary. Victims of defective household products can pursue compensation for all medical expenses including future medical expenses, lost wages, compensation for the damage or destruction of property, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and in the case of permanent injuries, victims can receive compensation for lost earning capacity. Victims may be able to receive punitive damages, which are damages meant to punish a company for negligence.
You Need An Experienced Defective Household Products Lawyer
Defective household products cases require extensive resources to investigate and pursue. When choosing a defective household products lawyer, you need someone with a wealth of experience handling these types of claims to ensure your claim is handled properly and that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
At Sahadi Legal Group, we’ve helped victims with a variety of defective household products claims, and we know how to take on large companies. We work tirelessly for our clients to protect their rights and to pursue the compensation they rightfully deserve. If a household product injured you, don’t wait to call us. We offer free consultations, and there is absolutely no upfront cost for working with us. We work strictly on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation.