When you’re using a defective product, you could be unknowingly putting yourself in danger. Defective products can painfully injure people and, in severe instances, cause death. Any product on the market, from motor vehicle parts to children’s toys, has the potential to be defective and dangerous. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, a Philadelphia product liability lawyer from Shrager & Sachs can help you with your claim.
Shrager & Sachs has helped many citizens of Philadelphia who were hurt by defective products. We have had many successful cases and won favorable settlements for our clients. We’re dedicated to getting the fair compensation that will help our clients cover the expenses that the injury cost them. We’re ready to hold manufacturing companies of defective products responsible for their actions.
How Do Products Become Unsafe or Defective?
Manufacturing companies need to follow strict regulations before their products reach the market. Sometimes, however, there are mistakes that don’t get caught, or the company may take shortcuts to sell their products as quickly as possible. Ignoring or failing to adhere to regulations demonstrates negligence, and the consumers are the ones who will have to deal with the injuries.
There are several areas where something could go wrong with a product:
- Manufacturing. A manufacturing company may use cheaper materials that make their products break down over time.
- Design. Sometimes a product doesn’t go through enough testing, and the design has a flaw that could make the product hazardous.
- Labeling. The labels on a product’s packaging have to be correct and not lead to someone misusing the product. This also includes images demonstrating how the product works.
- Failure to Warn. Products are supposed to come with instructions and warnings about the potential risks of using them. People can get injured without this information.
If one of these issues applies to the defective product that caused your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Philadelphia lawyers will do everything possible to win you a favorable settlement.
Defective Auto Products
Faulty car parts endanger a driver’s safety. When something goes wrong when they’re driving and their brakes malfunction, they could lose control of the vehicle and crash into another car or object. In the event of a collision, the car’s airbags could fail to respond appropriately to the impact. Internal electrical issues could also become a fire hazard and ignite while the car is on.
Your car accident may have been a result of a defective product. Common defective auto parts include:
- Car Seats
These aren’t the only potentially hazardous auto parts. The car accident lawyers at Shrager & Sachs will investigate the accident and find out if any of the parts of your car were defective. If we find that one of the parts was faulty, we will stand up for you and not let the negligent manufacturing company get away with causing your injuries.
Defective Medical Devices
Many people depend on medical devices every day. Surgeons and doctors use many medical devices for common procedures and tests. Patients may need to have a medical device implanted to help them with a medical issue; but sometimes these devices aren’t manufactured well or tested enough, and they put people at risk of injury or death.
- Surgical Instruments. A surgeon may be using a faulty surgical instrument that could injure their patients.
- Pacemakers. Faulty pacemakers can cause the heart to have irregular rhythms, which have the potential to be deadly.
- Joint Replacements. People depend on replacements to stay in place and let them live painless, free lives. If the replacement is faulty, it can come out of the joint, break down over time, and cause a lot of pain that will most likely require corrective surgery.
- Machines. Surgeons may depend on machines to tell them how their patient is doing. Machines that malfunction or display incorrect information could potentially put the patient’s life in danger.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Shrager & Sachs will look into what caused your injuries and explain how the hazardous device hurt you and impeded your life.
Defective Household Products
There are a few common items that nearly every household needs; but when these items are dangerous, they can cause burns, cuts, bruises, and other injuries. If any of the following products have caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Appliances. Everyday appliances like stoves, fans, or even small items like curling irons could potentially have a defect that makes them a fire hazard.
- Power Tools. Defective power tools can cause fires and possibly burn the people using them.
- Lawn Maintenance Equipment. Tools used to maintain lawns are typically motorized and have sharp blades. Defective lawn equipment could malfunction and cause severe lacerations, burns, or potentially catastrophic injuries like the loss of a limb.
- Fire Alarms. In the event of a house fire, your fire alarm may be the one indicator that tells you to get out of the house. These need to be working so people in the house don’t suffer injuries from burns or smoke inhalation.
Getting hurt by a defective household product is not your fault. It’s important to know that you can defend your rights and demand justice from the negligent company.
Get the Help You Need from a Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer
When you’re hurt by a defective product, you may suffer from more than your injuries. The trauma of the experience may have lasting effects and you may be overwhelmed with financial stress. With the help of the lawyers at Shrager & Sachs, you may recover compensation that covers the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Earnings
It’s important to act quickly in product liability cases because you have a limit of two years from the injury date to file your claim. Your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer will need time to look into your case, find the cause of your injury, and prove that the manufacturer is liable as a result of their negligence. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us for a free consultation.