When people think of personal injury cases what comes to mind is usually car accidents and slip and fall accidents. However, there are many types of personal injury cases for which you can pursue compensation for damages including those injured by defective products.
Defective product cases can often be more complicated than a straightforward car accident case because of the many parties that may be liable for the defective product. There are certain guidelines that must be met to have a successful case, that's why it's important to have an experienced defective product lawyer on your side to help you navigate this area of the law.
At Portner & Shure P.A., Attorneys at Law, our defective product lawyers understand the complexities of these types of cases and can help you by determining who is responsible for your injuries and holding them accountable so that you can get the compensation you deserve. In the paragraphs below, we'll explain a little more about these types of cases so that you can determine if you may have a viable case.
Every day there are products you need to get to provide comfort for you and your family including clothes, toys, health and beauty products, and much more. As a consumer, you place your trust in the companies whose products you buy that they will be safe and perform their function without harm. When these products fail to fulfill their basic function and cause you or a loved one harm, you may have a defective product case. There are three main causes for defective products, which include:
- Defective manufacturing: This is when a product has a flaw during the manufacturing process in which the product is made incorrectly or is missing a crucial part which in turn causes you injury. An example would be a bicycle that is missing its brakes.
- Defective design: This happens when a product is designed incorrectly or is inherently dangerous because of its design and then causes you injury. An example would be an SUV that flips over during turns.
- Failure to properly warn or instruct: If a product fails to have adequate instructions or warnings and causes you injury then you may have a case. This may occur if a prescription medicine doesn't contain warnings about mixing with other medicines or doesn't include instructions for safe use.
If the product which caused you injury falls into any of the above categories you may have grounds for a defective product case. The next steps become more complicated as it's vital to prove that the product was used for its intended purpose and it still caused you injury. Our experienced lawyers can help you through this process which includes:
- Showing that the product was defective
- That you suffered an injury or damages
- That it was the defect in the product that caused your injury
- That you were using the product properly
If we determine that your claim meets these requirements we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and any damages incurred from the defective product. Just like any personal injury case we can pursue compensation for medical and rehabilitation expenses, wages lost from time missed at work, and any future care you may need.
If you believe that you have a defective product case please contact our experienced lawyers by filling out the form on this page or by calling 410-995-1515 or 301-854-9000 for assistance in Maryland, 703-734-8790 for service in Virginia, 804-916-1577 in Richmond, and 202-554-1449 in Washington D.C. for a free initial consultation. We also include paralegals in our staff who are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese.