We live in a country where we can expect nothing but the best when it comes to products that work to make our lives easier, thanks to ingenious inventors and an efficient system of mass production. Unfortunately, there are times where consumers obtain defective products. Generally, this is not the end of the world, however, at times, a defective product can cause a very serious injury. If you are someone who has been injured because of a defective product, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgable team of Arizona personal injury attorneys today. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I can sue for an injury sustained by a defective product?
As with any personal injury claim, to recover compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is sometimes more difficult in a product liability lawsuit, as there are frequently several parties involved in the production of these goods. That is why you must retain the services of an experienced Arizona product liability attorney who knows how to determine the party responsibly and gather and present evidence proving you were injured due to that party’s negligence.
Who is responsible for a defective product?
There are three primary causes for defective product accidents. They are as follows:
- Failure to warn: There are various products that are safe when correctly used, however without proper warnings and instructions, an otherwise safe product can become incredibly dangerous. When companies fail to properly label any potential safety hazards and consumers are injured as a result, they will most likely have a valid product liability lawsuit.
- Design defects: Most product designers have the public’s best interest in mind when creating the blueprints for their product. However, if a product is designed unsafely and someone is injured, they may have a product liability claim. To win such a claim, you will have to prove that there is a feasibly safer, more practical, and economically sound means of designing the product in question.
- Manufacturing defects: Manufacturers are responsible for following a product’s blueprints. When they ignore those blueprints to cut costs, or out of sheer carelessness, that safe product can quickly become a safety hazard, causing serious injuries to unsuspecting consumers.
If you believe you are the victim of a defective product, you know where to turn. Call Weintraub & Weintraub today.
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The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.