Every day we place trust in the objects around us. Cars, machines, tools, cleaning products and chemicals, even simple household objects like toys and kitchen appliances, can improve our lives when they function as they should. Every product goes through many hands in the production chain, and mistakes can occur at all levels, from design to manufacturing. Tragically, serious injury or even death, can occur as a result of any of these mistakes.
If you have been injured because an object or product was defective, manufactured with faulty materials or parts, designed unsafely, or didn’t carry adequate warnings, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. Brennan Gott Law can help you understand your circumstances, determine who is at fault for your injuries, and help you seek justice in light of your family’s suffering.
Defective products can have devastating consequences for your loved ones.
To recover damages for injuries resulting from a defective product, your lawyers must prove in court that the product’s defect caused your injury. A product can be considered defective in several ways:
- Manufactured improperly, causing it to break and cause an injury. For example, if a component of the item broke and caused an injury.
- Improper design. For example, a space heater that is not designed to guard the user from burns.
- Inadequate warnings. Some products are unable to be equipped with guarding devices, and therefore the law may require a warning to protect the user. If the warning or caution is not considered adequate, the product may be considered defective.
To prove the product was defective, a technical expert will be called upon to examine the product and determine if it was unreasonably dangerous.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a defective product, you may be eligible to recover damages for:
- Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, interference with relationships
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death
- Emotional distress
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
- … and other general damages.
Defective product claims are complicated.
In product liability cases, it is sometimes difficult to identify who is the responsible party. If you have been injured by a defective product, it is very important that you keep the product as evidence. If the product is too large and you cannot keep it in your possession, take photographs of the product as soon as possible. To have the best chance of winning your case, always have the accident promptly investigated and the product examined by an expert while the evidence is fresh and witnesses are still available.
To make sure this investigation is completed correctly and that your rights are protected, contact Brennan Gott Law. Our attorneys are connected to an array of industry experts who can evaluate your situation, participate in your investigation, and even testify to ensure you are compensated for you and your family’s pain and suffering.