In a perfect world the products we use every day will be designed and manufactured free of defect. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and each year thousands of people suffer serious and life threatening injuries caused by defective products. Safety and reliability are vital concerns for consumers, however, some corporations do not value these as important when designing, manufacturing and marketing products.
These companies must be held accountable for the damage a defective product can cause to you or a loved one. Product liability cases are complicated and require experienced representation.
You can bring a legal claim against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of a dangerous or defective product if you or a family member is injured.
The Consumer Product Liability Act (CPSA) was enacted in 1972. These laws were passed by Congress to serve as a basis for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products.
CPSA also gives the Consumer Protection Safety Commission the authority to pursue recalls and to ban products under certain circumstances.
Examples of Product Liability Claims
- Dangerous / Defective Design
- Insufficient Instructions or Warnings
- Automotive and Mechanical Defects
- Improper Construction
- Pharmaceutical Defects / Lack of Warnings
- Defective Chemicals and Cosmetics
- Asbestos Contamination
- Faulty Machinery and Tools
- Insufficient Safety of Recreational Product