Defective Product Attorney
When products don’t work as they’re intended or malfunction; they pose a serious risk for injury-causing or potentially fatal accidents to consumers. For instance, when products are dangerous or defective, consumers can get injured or killed. In other words, if you were injured due to marketing defects, design defects or manufacturing defects, you have the right to compensation. The sooner you speak with a defective product attorney about your case, the better chances you have at recovering compensation for your injury, lost wages and other expenses associated with the injury. Listed below are the three basic types of product defects.
Types of Product Defects
- Marketing Defects
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
Marketing defects typically consist of a failure to warn consumers of potential dangers associated with the product. For example, in cases involving marketing defects, it will be necessary to show that the injury resulted from the failure to warn or properly instruct the consumer. If there were proper warnings and instructions, the injury would not have occurred.
Design defect cases occur as a result of products that are inherently dangerous or defectively designed from the start. These types of defects don’t happen due to a lack of warning or even in some kind of error during the manufacturing processes. A design defect means that the product’s basic design was defective or dangerous before the manufacturing process even began. These products are dangerous and can cause injury or death, even when produced and used according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications.
Manufacturing defect cases are a result of some type of error during the manufacturing or production stage of the product. For example, in cases involving manufacturing defects, it will be necessary to find out what went wrong at the factory where your defective product was made. Under normal circumstances, these products are usually safe and free of defects, but due to some type of manufacturing or production error, the product is defective and dangerous.
Potentially Defective Products
- Auto parts
- Retractable dog leashes
- Water heaters
- E-cigarettes (e-cigs)
- Space heaters
- Boat and lawnmower fuel systems
- Smoke alarms
- Lift kits
- Carbon monoxide detection systems
Defective Auto Parts
Over the past few years, we’ve seen record-setting recalls and civil penalties in the automobile manufacturing industry. From faulty ignition switches to exploding airbags, defective auto parts have posed a huge risk for motorists on U.S. roadways. Since it can take months, and in many cases years, for recalls to get initiated, it’s important to raise any concerns about defective auto parts with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the auto manufacturer and your lawyer as swiftly as possible after an injury-causing accident.
Defective Auto Parts in The News
- Takata Airbags
- Ignition switches
- Car seats
- Fuel systems
- Door systems
- Power seats
- Power windows
- Cooling systems
- Seatbelt failures
Check Your VIN
With vehicles getting added to nationwide recalls on a near-monthly basis, the NHTSA is calling on motorists to check their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) regularly as part of their routine maintenance schedule. In addition, you can use Safercar.gov’s VIN Lookup Tool to see if your vehicle is currently under recall for a defective, dangerous and potentially deadly auto part.
Although, E-cigarettes (E-cigs) have been touted as the safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. They aren’t. As more research comes to light, we’re finding that to be a misleading and dangerous marketing tactic. However, the American Lung Association has been calling on the FDA to regulate the electronic-cig industry for years. And, nothing has been done until now. A chief concern about e-cig safety is the safety of the flavoring additives involved. In other words, these flavoring additives are what make it more appealing to children and younger consumers. Many e-cigs, especially those with fruity or sweet flavors are typically popular with teens and younger consumers, have been found to contain diacetyl. In other words, this chemical is known to cause the very serious, irreversible, degenerative lung disease, known as, bronchiolitis obliterans or ‘popcorn lung’.
Defective Product Claims in Conroe, TX
In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers consumers reports, recall information, warnings and other news about defective products from all over the nation. As a result, if you think a defective or bad product contributed to or directly caused your injury; get in touch with a product defective product attorney as soon as possible about your injury claim and possible lawsuit. In other words, if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a dangerous, faulty or defective product in or around the Conroe area, contact Scott Law Firm at (936) 270-8100 for a free case consultation today.