We, as consumers, are subjected to the introduction of a large variety of new products each year. We assume that, under normal circumstances, a product will work in the manner in which it was marketed, giving us no reason to believe that we may actually suffer serious harm while using it. We believe that a product is safe because it has undergone testing by the manufacturer and has successfully entered the market. Unfortunately, just because a product is on the market does not mean that it is absolutely safe to use. In fact, there are a number of cases of harm caused by defective products every year, many of which have resulted in serious injuries and even death, and which still remain on the market. Defective products come in a variety of forms, including damaged or faulty medical, automotive, food, consumer and children’s products. Most people will continue to use these products unless its possibility for causing injury is made known to the public.
Product liability is an area of law in which product manufacturing companies are held responsible for any injuries sustained during the normal use of a product that they have made available to the public. A victim of a defective product-related injury does not have to prove negligence during a case of this kind, he merely must provide evidence that the product is defective and that the injury sustained is directly connected to the product. Victims of defective product injuries should seek legal guidance as soon as possible, as there are statutes of limitations in place which may prevent the filing of a lawsuit after a certain amount of time has passed. Experienced defective product attorneys are extremely familiar with the proceedings of a product liability case, making them a critical component in the success of your lawsuit. With the help of a qualified attorney, you can rest assured that you will receive a fair settlement or damages for your injuries.