Product Liability: Pursuing Justice When Manufacturers Fail You

March 21st, 2016

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Many products on the market are carefully tested and labeled for consumer protection. Some products, however, present a serious threat to consumers. Using these products can result in injuries and harm. Common dangerous products include:

  • Vehicles,
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications,
  • Household items,
  • Some types of Toys.

In some cases, the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about known problems or hazards. For example, a pharmaceutical manufacturer may fail to notify consumers of dangerous side effects that may exist with their medications. A toy manufacturer may receive reports of consumer injury but not take action for fear that a recall would be costly or harm their image. In these cases, the manufacturer may be held liable for not notifying the public or providing sufficient warnings regarding their products.

In other cases, problems occur during manufacturing. When manufacturers do not work aggressively to ensure that they adhere to proper standards, products may be deemed unsafe. For example, if a cookie manufacturer does not properly maintain their baking equipment and metal shavings accidentally get baked into the cookies, they may be liable for any injuries that may occur.

Sometimes the design of the product, itself, presents a problem. For example, large top-heavy sports utility vehicles may be prone to flip when the driver turns rapidly. If a design flaw caused the product to be inherently unsafe, they manufacturer may be held responsible.

In order to pursue a product liability case, we must be able to show that the product itself caused harm. We may employ the help of experts to analyze the item to determine what dangers exist. It is important to keep any materials that may be related to the dangerous product. Retain product packaging, the product itself, any instructional materials that came with it, and a product receipt if you have it.

Do not hesitate to contact the Garmon Law Firm for help in your case. Remember, you can contact us at any time for a free, no obligation consultation. Often we can tell you whether or not you have a case during our initial conversation. Manufacturers that produce dangerous products must be held responsible when consumers are injured. We will put you first and demand the compensation you deserve so that you can recover from your injuries. Contact the Garmon Law Firm today online or by phone at 256-543-HURT.

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