Every year, more than 22,000 deaths, 29 million injuries and $500 billion in damages are related to unsafe or faulty consumer products, including:
- Defective industrial equipment
- Faulty medical devices
- Side effects from pharmaceutical drugs
- Unsafe motorized equipment
- Poorly manufactured children's toys
- Tainted food
Under the legal concept of product liability, when a product's defect causes harm to a person, the injured victim may be able to file a claim for compensation against the manufacturer, seller or distributor. There are primarily three different types of product defects that can result in a case of product liability:
- Design defect – the problem exists in the design of the product, regardless of how the product was assembled or manufactured
- Manufacturing defect – the product was designed properly, but a defect occurred in the manufacturing phase
- Inadequate warning defect – the product label or packaging fails to clearly warn of any potential dangers known to the manufacturer, seller, or distributor
Attorneys for the Injured understands that personal injuries caused by defective products can result in expensive medical treatment and lost wages. Victims and their families often struggle to pay bills amid the challenges of recovery. We believe you and your family need not suffer because of a dangerous product.
At Attorneys for the Injured, we work with a board-certified physician who can assist you in understanding the full scope of your injuries and offer advice on a treatment plan. We also utilize the services of vocational counselors and professional life care planners, who can provide additional recommendations for post-injury care. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your situation and explore all available options.
The legal team at Attorneys for the Injured conducts prompt accident investigations to determine fault and assess what type of compensation is appropriate. Product liability cases often involve large corporations with their own extensive legal counsel – and they will act quickly to protect their own interests and disavow responsibility. Representatives from the company at fault may try to contact victims and offer insufficient compensation or obtain releases that prevent victims from filing suit. Having an experienced legal team on your side ensures that your rights are protected.
The mission of our law group is to seek justice and fair compensation for injured victims and their families. The combined strength of our locations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Frederick, Maryland allows us to provide the level of service you expect from a large metropolitan office – with the dedicated and personalized approach of a boutique firm.
If you believe you may have a product liability case, contact us today, or call us at (888) 792-4242 for a free review of your case.