Areas of Product Liability

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Product liability is a vital part of lawsuits related to product related injuries. No matter how expert your injury attorney is, you must know a thing or two to tackle a product based injury case. Even the smallest product can cause big injuries of not used properly. But you can’t really get hurt by a tube of toothpaste. So product based injuries are based on some common products which we use mostly every day. Here are some brief descriptions of those.

Faulty Vehicles

A car with manufacturing defect can cause fatal accidents you or your surroundings. Not everything is flawless. Even big car industries with fully automated machines can leave a manufacturing defect.

You have to notify your dealer immediately if you think your car has manufacturing defects. But if a dealer or manufacture refuses to pay attention to that then get an attorney to file a lawsuit about that. If not then you may have to get an accident attorney as a consequence. So be careful with cases like that.

Faulty Medical Equipment

Healthcare is the only department where you have every right to get the perfect service. But medical equipment’s are a vital part of it. If they got a defect in them then major accidents can happen. And that may even cost lives.

Defective medical equipment’s cover the following areas:

  • Metal body part replacement (like metal hips, bone plates etc.)
  • Pacemakers
  • Birth control devices
  • Surgical accessories
  • Life support equipment

Baby & Kids Products

Babies and kids should always get best of all products as they are not tough and strong like an adult. But some toys can be dangerous if found faulty. Generally these types of injuries are among the following products:

  • Mechanical kids bikes
  • Air guns
  • Recreational equipment like slides, see-saw etc.
  • Baby care furniture’s like drop side cribs

Dangerous Consumer Products

We use a lot of consumer products every minute as we speak of. Some of them are a potential threat to our health, but we decide to use them anyway. Like tobacco products.

Some accessories cover this area also, like knives or nun chucks. Guns are also a part of this area.

Another major part of this area is dangerous foods. Like junk foods, this can start with food poisoning and end up with heart diseases.

Conclusion

Aristotle said that, “The wise man does not expose him needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently”. So try to avoid dangerous products if possible. And about others, using with precaution can be the only way to avoid damages.

Stephen Zee

7 Comments
  1. Tony

    May 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Large pools of water, potholes, and other problems common on the nation’s roads can cause accidents. But are they just accidents? Or is someone at fault when these bad road conditions occur? Sometimes they are in fact due to improperly designed or maintained roads, and you may want to talk with a lawyer after a car accident on a bad road.

  2. Lawrence

    May 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    So, part of the equation in deciding whether to settle or go to trial is your willingness to wait for a potentially higher award. You attorney will best advise you on whether such patience is likely to be rewarded. However, in the end, the decision to settle is yours, not your attorney’s.

  3. Sherry

    May 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    If you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance company, you do not need to provide them with any information other than your basic contact information. Nor should you feel pressured to provide them with an immediate description of your injuries. A personal injury lawyer who handles auto accident injuries can help you negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company or decide whether your case should be heard in court.

  4. Aaron

    May 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Your car accident attorney will best understand the law in your state, the facts of your case, and your chances of prevailing at trial. After your car accident, youll want an attorney or law firm experienced with personal injury claims (called torts in legalese) arising from traffic accidents.

    Even if you’re successful in proving at trial that the other drivers negligence caused the accident, with various post-trial motions and a possible appeal, it could still be some time before you actually receive your award.

  5. Kerry

    May 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    It is true that jury-awarded compensation may be higher than the settlement offer. Insurance companies providing the defense for their clients offer to settle cases as a way of saving the costs of litigating a case and of a potentially high award juries sometimes give to the plaintiff.

  6. Joe F.

    May 8, 2014 at 6:30 am

    If you’ve recently been in an auto accident, you may be concerned about working with insurance companies, recovering from any injuries you suffered, and repairing your car. But if you were the victim in an automobile accident, you should also be thinking about whether an auto accident lawyer can help you recover money to pay your accident-related bills and compensate you for pain and suffering.

  7. Danny

    May 9, 2014 at 12:43 am

    When an accident is serious enough to cause fatal or severe injuries, or if alcohol was involved, the state will probably prosecute the driver who was at fault. But for all other car accidents, you, the other driver, and your insurance companies may be left to deal with medical bills and car repair expenses. Often these issues are ultimately resolved in court.

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