Defective products injure a significant number of Americans each year, and if you were injured because of a poorly designed or negligently manufactured product, you should strongly consider speaking with a St. Mary’s County defective product lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to learn more about defective product claims and how our firm can guide you in pursuit of the compensation you deserve.
Do I Need a St. Mary’s County Defective Product Lawyer?
When it comes to suing a corporation or another business over an injury caused by a defective product, you will need strong legal representation on your side. In many cases, these large businesses will hire aggressive legal counsel who will combat your claim at every turn. This is why you must do the same. Speak with a Leonardtown personal injury lawyer today.
Types of Product Liability Claims
In most cases, there are three grounds on which you may file a product liability claim. They are as follows:
- Negligent design: Though any given product should serve its purpose and function as intended, it should also be safe for consumer use. When a product designer fails to ensure that a product is safe, serious injuries can occur as a result. If you were injured because of an unsafe product design and you can prove that there is an alternative, cost-effective means to produce the product that would not hinder its function, you should have a valid claim.
- Negligent manufacturing: Product designers are not the only parties responsible for ensuring consumers’ safety; product manufacturers are also in charge of ensuring that they follow the product’s blueprints so the product is safe for use. When they divert from those blueprints to save money or time and make a defective product as a result, they should be held accountable.
- Failure to warn: Before a product hits store shelves, it should be clearly labeled regarding any safety hazards it may pose. This can include choking hazards, instructions for how to/how not to use the product, and more. When a product is either unclearly labeled or isn’t labeled at all and someone is injured because of it, that person may have a claim.
Contact a St. Mary’s County Defective Product Lawyer
Unfortunately, not all products are safe to use–though they should be. Whether you’ve been wrongfully harmed by an unsafe drug, a power tool, or any other product, our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.