According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 3 million Americans are injured due to defective products. In addition, upwards of 20,000 individuals are killed due to a defect in a consumer product. From automobile manufacturers to pharmaceutical drugs, companies must be held responsible for releasing dangerous products to the nation for consumption.
A product can be considered defective or dangerous during each phase of the product’s life cycle. Whether the malfunction occurs during the design, testing, manufacturing, or distribution stage, those launching a product to the market can be sued for releasing faulty goods.
With proper guidance, an injured party has grounds for legal action against manufacturers, retailers, and/or wholesalers liable for your suffering. Lewis & Keller is dedicated to helping those sufferers recover their losses.
Proving Product Defect
Typically, injuries occur because of an inherent defect, or how the product is labeled or used. The defective product may be lacking proper design or contain a manufacturing defect. Many products have insufficient instructions or warnings on the label. To recover for your injuries, you must prove you were injured by the product because of these defects.
In order to established strict product liability, the following must be proven:
- Product was, in fact, defective
- Product defect was present prior to manufacture release
- Damages were caused by the defect
When you have been injured by a defective product or medication, it is important to save the product and any information about where it was purchased, including a sales receipt, if this is available. You will also want to include the packaging and any manuals pertaining to the product which caused your injury. We suggest that you also take pictures of the product and your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product of any kind, Lewis & Keller is dedicated to fighting for your justice. A product injury attorney on staff is prepared to investigate your case and fight to achieve fair compensation.
For more information regarding product liability, complete the Free Case Evaluation form today.
Common Defective Products
Product injuries may be caused for many reasons. Defective toys, medications, cars, and even baby cribs are examples of some of the defective products found in today’s marketplace. You may recover compensation for your injuries when a defective product is responsible.
The following list outlines specific product categories whose defects have high potential for injury:
- Automobile Products
- Baby Products: feeding bottles, strollers, etc.
- Children’s Toys
- Edible Products: foods from grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc.
- Electrical Appliances
- Medicines: Pharmaceutical Drugs, Prescriptions, etc.
Regardless of the item, product liability is a serious matter in the United States. If you have been injured due to a dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation. Lewis & Keller believes that the company who manufactured the item is responsible to pay for an individual’s losses. We believe in justice for you.
Contact a Winston-Salem Defective Product Attorney
Our North Carolina Product Liability and Product Injury lawyers have dealt with many of these products and know their inherent dangers. We understand the stresses associated with manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers trying to take advantage of those who suffered due to their faulty good.
If you have been affected by dangerous or defective product in the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area, a product injury attorney is prepared to research your case and guide you throughout each step of the legal process. We take the time to investigate your case, making sure to build a strong defense to protect your rights.
For counseling you can trust, contact Lewis & Keller for your Free Case Evaluation today.
Our firm has extensive experience in handling a large variety of legal issues and cases. However, it is likely we will associate another attorney more experienced in this particular practice area to assist us in handling your claim, all at no additional cost to you and with your full knowledge and consent.