What is a Defective Product?
Unfortunately, defective products cases are not uncommon, and the aftermath for consumers who were harmed by a defective product can be severe. Defective products lawyers assist their clients in seeking compensation for any and all harm that resulted from the use of defective products. In many cases, lawsuits are large and include many injured parties, known as a class action lawsuit.
How Can You Sue for a Defective Product?
Defective products cause thousands of injuries annually, and sometimes, even death. The main types of defective products include: design defects, manufacturer defects, and defects in warnings or instructions. If a product is defective faulty for any of these reasons, consumers may have legal recourse.
The main legal theories involved in defective products cases are negligence and strict liability. In negligence cases, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the manufacturer breached a duty to the plaintiff, and as a result, the plaintiff suffered actual damages. In strict liability cases, the plaintiff does not need to prove negligence.
Rather, manufacturers are “strictly” liable for any defects in products that result during the manufacturing process, and when someone is injured as a result of the faulty manufacturing process, the manufacturer may be liable.
Attorneys who specialize in defective products cases assist their clients in pursuing compensation in the form of damages. If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, contact an attorney for a consultation.
What is a Class Action?
Class action lawsuits occur when a plaintiff sues one or more defendants on behalf of a group or class of parties who were injured by the defendant. Common class action lawsuits include: pharmaceutical drugs, consumer products, medical devices, and motor vehicles. Those who suffered the greatest harm are usually awarded a greater amount of damages, and those who suffered less may receive a small check in the mail.
A "mass tort" action is a type of multi-party lawsuit that occurs after a massive accident, such as a plane or bus crash. Mass tort actions also involve injuries that are widespread, such as those caused by a medical device.
Class action lawsuits provide a means to sue for individuals who may not be able to file an individual lawsuit. By consolidating attorneys, witnesses, evidence, and other elements of the case, individuals are able to seek damages that they normally may not have been able to achieve.
Lawyers who handle class action lawsuits are skilled in dealing with large caseloads. If you have been injured by a product, an environmental spill, mistreatment by your employer, or any other civil wrong that has impacted other people, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Can You Sue for a Defective Car or a Car Recall?
Defective cars and car recalls are major problems that can lead to serious injury and death. The laws that regulate motor vehicles can be quite complex. Lemon laws and car recall systems are designed to be fairly easy to navigate for consumers, however, other laws are complex and require the expertise of a products liability lawyer.
If you have been injured by a vehicle or equipment defect, suspect your car or its components are defective, or are having issues with a recall, you should contact a motor vehicle defects attorney. The same applies to motorcycles, as attorneys who specialize in this area of law will be able to give you advice and provide guidance as to your best course of action.
Can You Sue for Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning lawyers represent people who have become sick after consuming contaminated food products. Food poisoning outbreaks are often caused by contaminated food, poor manufacturing processes, and other issues that cause people to fall ill after consuming contaminated food. The most common types of bacteria that cause food poisoning include: salmonella, e. coli, listeria, noroviruses, and botulism. In some cases, food poisoning not only causes illness, but death.
There are roughly 50 million cases of food poisoning each year in the United States. Food poisoning lawyers aid their clients in filing lawsuits in cases of severe injury and wrongful death. Most cases of food poisoning are related to negligence during the preparation and manufacturing process, and experienced attorneys in this area of law are skilled at pursuing compensation for harmed clients. If you have fallen ill or a loved one has died as a result of tainted food, call one of our lawyers today.
Where Can You Find a Lawyer to Represent You Over a Defective Product?
As seen from above, there are many ways to recover from injuries suffered by a defective product, from a car to contaminated food. Our market is flooded with products from many different companies and manufacturers, and it’s important that we hold them accountable if their product injures or hurts someone despite normal and careful use.
If you have been injured and know that it is from a defective product, then it is in your best interest to seek help from a defective products lawyer who can let you know your rights and what challenges may lie ahead.