Defective Product Personal Injury Lawsuits
Product liability lawyers will evaluate cases involving defective consumer goods that cause physical injuries such as burns, fractures, head injuries and blindness. Lawsuits can be brought against manufacturers for design defects, improper safety devices and manufacturing defects, and marketing defects (failure to warn of possible hazards). Injuries, deaths and property damage from defective and recalled products cost the public more than $500 billion each year.
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Defective Product Liability
- Negligence occurs when expected, reasonable care is not taken and a legal responsibility exists to do so. The lack of care can be the result of carelessness or even malice. Negligence can occur when defective parts or improper assembly results in a dangerous or malfunctioning product.
- Breach of warranty takes place when a seller fails to uphold a claim or promise about a product.
- False advertising that leads consumers to believe a product is safer than it really is, or distracts them from potential risks inherent in the use of a product, can be argued as misrepresentations under breach of warranty or under strict liability.
- "Strict liability" makes the manufacturer or seller of a defective product responsible for all injuries occurring from the use of the product. The victim must show that the product was defective, and that the defect was the cause of the personal injury. If so proven, then strict liability holds the manufacturer or seller responsible, regardless of fault or intent. "Strict liability" means everyone involved in the making of a consumer product is potentially liable for any personal injury that results from using the product.
Defective Products that can Injure You
Design defectsThese occur before the product is created, in the initial design and planning stage.
Manufacturing errorsThese flaws result from mistakes that take place during the actual manufacturing stage.
False AdvertisingMarketing misrepresentations occur when sellers do not provide adequate warnings or instructions, or define the potential risks of using the product.
You may need to know how old the product is that injured you. Most states have laws limiting how long the manufacturer or seller can be held liable for personal injuries. The limits are usually from six to 12 years after the product was first sold on the market.
A "defective product" is one that causes some injury or damage to person because of some defect in the product or its labeling or the way the product was used. The manufacturer, and others involved in the chain of commerce involving the products that caused the injury, are often liable for injuries defective products cause.
"Product liability" include cases such as a mislabeled product that causes injury, an improperly tested drug, vehicles with defective designs such as SUV rollovers, etc.
Defective Product Personal Injury LawyersIf you have been injured using a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, please click the link below to submit your complaint to a personal injury attorney who will evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
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only stated you missed the deadline! who can a person contact when you suspect more fraud in the settlement itself??
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Soon after, I ended up in hospital with respiratory destress. I could hardy breathe. As usual, the cure was worse than the disease. Possbile coverup did a lot of damage. I'm still having major breathing problems.
My investigation found that many dealers use Frigi Fresh to cover up mouse smells, etc. Only problem is that this stuff is dangerous to health. To think the dealer would admit to using this stuff is a problem. Writing on can states product can cause circulatory shock, respiratory depression, convulsion and mocuosal damage. As I have COPD this is all I needed to put me in very bad shape. My doctor forbade me to drive the car again. It now sits in my garage. Honda denies any responsibility for any reasons. (Honda Japan and Honda Dealer)
It looks to me that if Honda put in a screen to stop mouse invasion they would admit there was a problem and be liable for any actions for that reason. It is my feeling that my health is in danger from mice. (it is my understanding that mold is the worst problem from mice) In my case I am sitting with a car that I don't dare use. I still have to pay car payments. If I get Honda to take back auto I'll loose about $2000.00 equity on the car. Buyout is $16,000. and resale is about $18,000.
I've done research on the web, and this is not an isolated problem. I wonder how many people are sick and don't know the cause is mice in the car?
After purchasing the extended warranty, my laptop's computer harddrive malfunctioned after about 3 months of use. After trying to talk to several Supervisor's, SquareTrade refused to fix the laptop calling the issue "pre-existing".
This issue was NOT pre-existing. I've noticed that I'm not the only consumer that has had issues with this company. This is wrong! I don't know where to turn at this point but to fix my own laptop.
Found out, after the fact that they had lost a class action lawsuit on my washer due to the exact problems I was having. After contacting Maytag several times, they finally came up with the excuse that I'd never registered!
Why buy a $1000 machine & not register? And, there's no way I can prove that I sent in my registration card. You can bet I'll never buy anything from Maytag again. Their customer service bites.