Faulty product injuries could be anything from cuts and bruises to more serious issues like electrocution and burning. Likewise, the list of products that can malfunction is as wide-ranging as the injuries that can result. You expect a product that you purchase to work properly, and if it doesn’t, then you can report this defect to the seller and possibly get a replacement or your money back. It’s when faulty products cause injury that a lawsuit against the manufacturer can arise. That’s where we come in.
If you have been injured due to a faulty product, please contact the experienced Hamburg product liability attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming today to schedule a free consultation.
Faulty Product Injuries | Duty of Care
The sellers and manufacturers of products have a duty to make efforts to see that their products are safe for the use for which they were intended. If a product with a design defect or a manufacturing defect causes injury to a person, the injured person may raise a product liability claim. The product’s designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler are all potentially at fault in cases such as these, and claims can be made based on defects in a product’s design, assembly, or marketing. If you were injured while using a product, you should call a product liability attorney right away.
Faulty Product Injuries | Proving Negligence
There is a precedent that plaintiffs in product liability cases must prove that the defect was the responsibility of the manufacturer rather than the result of the plaintiffs’ negligence. However, plaintiffs may be protected if they argue that the defective product was not due to the manufacturer’s negligence—essentially proposing a “no fault” situation. Regardless, if you have been injured, you are eligible to file a product liability claim, and our office can provide the guidance you need.
If you have been injured as the result of a defective product, contact our Hamburg product liability attorneys right away. If you have the product, do not discard the product. Please make every effort to keep the product in the current condition, taking pictures if necessary (perishable items). Alteration of the product may have a negative impact on your legal claim.