Defective products can cause a host of devastating injuries to consumers. Disfigurement, hearing loss, and severe burns are a few possible outcomes that permanently affect unsuspecting victims and their families. When a defective product has caused such a serious injury, restoring quality of life may be impossible—or ruinously expensive.
If you suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may be wondering what to do next and who to turn to for help.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. We have dedicated ourselves to helping victims of manufacturing negligence recover compensation for their injuries and other losses. Call 800-747-3733 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation with a defective products lawyer in West Palm Beach.
What are some common types of defective products?
Product defects can cause deaths, injuries, and property damage. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks injuries and deaths relating to unsafe consumer products. According to their data, damages from these incidents cost more than $800 billion each year.
Any product can suffer a defect and cause problems for consumers. Certain products pose a greater danger than others, however. For example, a defective car tire may blow out while you are driving, causing a car accident and serious injuries. A faulty playground set may break, injuring your child. A medical device may malfunction, leaving your loved one without the life-saving support they need.
Defective product injuries can involve a variety of products, including:
- Power tools;
- Home appliances;
- Nursery products;
- Kitchen appliances;
- Poolsand spas;
- Sports and recreation items;
- Toys and games;
- Tires or other automotive parts;
- Medical devices;
- Cosmetics; and
- Food and beverages.
Regardless of what product caused your injury, we can help hold the responsible party liable for your damages. Our experienced lawyers know how to navigate the complete supply chain of the product in question to find the cause of the defect.
Who is responsible for my defective product injuries?
A defect can occur at any point between product design, manufacturing, and distribution. Sometimes the retailer mishandles a product and causes a defect, while other times suppliers upstream are responsible for the product’s dangerous fault. Sometimes companies knowingly disregard safety regulations, while others were guilty of negligence during production.
If you suffered a defective product injury, there may be several responsible parties involved. These parties and their insurance companies may try to avoid admitting fault by denying that they caused a problem or even by placing the blame on another party. If the product’s manufacturer is no longer in business by the time you make your claim, the process can be even more complicated.
Our attorneys will investigate the complete supply chain to find the responsible party or parties. We will collect the evidence we need to prove your claim so you can recover compensation for your injuries.
With our team of legal experts, we can help you level the playing field between injured consumers and industry giants.
What type of compensation could I receive?
If a product defect has caused injury, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your losses. Those can include your physician and hospital expenses, surgery costs, the price of any follow-up treatments, and the cost of your medication. If you will need any future or long-term medical treatment, we can seek damages for those costs, too.
We can also hold the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer responsible for your pain and suffering, loss of income, and other financial losses. If the responsible party acted with extreme recklessness, a court may even award punitive damages. Courts award punitive damages to punish a defendant for willful disregard for consumer safety.
If the defective product caused the death of a loved one, we can file a wrongful death claim against those responsible to pay for funeral and burial expenses and other losses the surviving family members will encounter.
Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation you need to put yourself on the path to recovery. We want you to achieve the highest quality of life possible after your accident.
How will a lawyer prove liability in a defective product case?
There are certain elements that we must prove in a defective product claim. To get you the compensation you deserve, we must show:
- The product was defectively designed or manufactured or the packaging failed to warn consumers of an inherent risk;
- You were using the as the manufacturer intended or in a foreseeable way;
- The product directly caused your injuries; and
- You suffered real damages as a result.
We can show these points using specific documentation related to your injuries. We may turn to your medical records to prove how your injury occurred. If you still have the defective product, we can use it to prove its malfunction. We will work to get proof from the responsible party itself, showing lax safety standards or poor quality control practices. We will review all consumer safety rules, regulations, and standards that apply to your case.
When we calculate your damages, we will use your medical receipts, employment records, and pay stubs to show how much your injury has cost you. We may also turn to experts for estimates on your future medical costs or the long-term impact of any career setbacks.
We will include this information when we file our claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. We will work directly with the responsible party and their insurer to negotiate a fair settlement amount for you. That way, you can focus on your recovery.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help after a defective product accident.
If you or a loved one suffered injury from the negligence or recklessness of a manufacturer, we can help you put your life back together. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we have the experienced team, extensive resources, and unstoppable perseverance to deal with the complexities of product liability laws on your behalf.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim and hold those responsible accountable for your suffering. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.