Massachusetts Defective Product Lawyer
Defective Product Injuries
A defective product injury can occur from a car, lawnmower, power tool, baby stroller or toy – virtually anything that is manufactured and sold to a consumer. Most defective product injuries are caused by a design flaw, malfunctioning part, improper assembly, inadequate user instructions, or the omission of safety warning information. Injuries can range from a cut or scratch to a concussion, fracture, dismemberment, or even death. A defective product injury can cause permanent damage and have far-reaching effects. When you need a local, Boston product liability lawyer to protect your interests, you can call on us.
What do you need to make a defective product injury claim?
First, it must be proven that the product is defective. There are three types of product defects that incur liability to manufacturers and suppliers:
Design defects typically exist before the product is manufactured and can be unreasonably dangerous to use due to a design flaw. Manufacturing defects can occur during the construction or production of the item. Marketing defects deal with improper instructions and/or a failure to warn consumers of potential dangers in the product.
Who can be held responsible for a defective product injury?
In most cases, a claim for a defective product injury can be brought against the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor and/or retailer – all of whom have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products, when used properly, will cause no injury to the consumer. Under the law, manufacturers and sellers must generally use “reasonable means” to ensure the safety of their products; these reasonable means include:
- Testing the product for safety
- Ensuring that none of the product parts are defective
- Including proper usage instructions with the product
- Providing a warning on the product itself
There are three ways in which a manufacturer or seller can be held liable for an injury caused by a defective product:
- Negligence: A manufacturer or seller of a product fails to exercise reasonable care in producing a particular product.
- Breach of warranty: A product does not stand up to the claims made by the manufacturer.
- Misrepresentation: Advertising leads consumers to believe a product is something it’s not.
Your first priority: Get the medical attention you need.
Even what appears to be a simple injury could have serious underlying and/or long-term implications. It’s important to take care of yourself first by getting the medical attention you need right away.
Your second priority: Talk to an experienced defective product injury attorney.
Product liability laws are complex and more often than not, you’ll be going up against a big company whose lawyers will fight hard to minimize your claim. An experienced defective product injury attorney will explain your rights, help facilitate your medical treatment, and negotiate a successful claim on your behalf. We have spent nearly five decades fighting for the rights of consumers and we work with the most knowledgeable experts in the product industry.
Talk to one of our experienced defective product injury lawyers today; we can help.
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Defective Product Case Achievements
Defective Product (Dress Shoe) Results in Ankle Fracture – $175,000.00