When you purchase and use a product, you have a reasonable expectation that it is safe to use in the way intended. Unfortunately, unsafe designs, poor manufacturing practices, and other defects can cause serious injuries for consumers. When this happens, you need to hold these negligent parties accountable.
If you or someone close to you has suffered injuries due to a product defect, meet with an experienced personal injury attorney at Wallace Law Firm, PLLC. We are proud to advocate for injury victims in North Carolina and South Carolina, helping you seek compensation from those who have harmed you through their negligence or reckless actions.
Injuries and accidents from defective products
All manufacturers have a responsibility to exercise caution when designing and producing items for consumers. However, there are many instances in which individuals suffer injuries when using a product in the way it was intended. The following are some of the common reason why these accidents occur:
- Design issues: To get a product to market quickly, some manufacturers rush the design process and release a product that is inherently unsafe for consumer use. They may also fail to consider the different ways people may use the item, some of which may present obvious hazards.
- Production defects: Manufacturers must also ensure that they use a safe production process that eliminates the possibility of any defects in a product’s creation or packaging. Errors on a production line can make an otherwise safe item dangerous.
- Failure to warn: Sometimes, manufacturers are aware that their products may be hazardous if used in a certain way. If that’s the case, they must provide a warning to consumers to only use the item as intended. Otherwise, they may be liable for injuries that occur due to a lack of proper warning.
Taking legal action after an injury
Product liability claims can be complicated, as it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what went wrong in the production process to make the item dangerous enough to cause injuries or illnesses. There may be multiple entities involved in bringing a product to market, including designers, developers, manufacturers and even retailers and distributors. With this in mind, it’s important to consult an injury lawyer with experience handling complex defective product claims.
Speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a defective product in North Carolina or South Carolina, meet with an experienced product liability attorney at Wallace Law Firm, PLLC. Please contact us today to set up an initial consultation.