Every day, dangerous and defective products cause Americans to suffer personal injury and illnesses. Indeed, it seems like there has been one defective product recall after another. In any given month, you see news that a maker of peanut products has sickened dozens of people with salmonella, salmon is recalled because of a listeria risk, and that lettuce is being pulled from the shelves because of E. coli. And that’s just in the realm of food. Auto recalls, toy recalls, and recalls of other products are commonplace. That’s because, even with safety measures and strict consumer protection laws in place, manufacturers continue to sell defective, dangerous products.
If you bought a product that’s defective, but that has not injured you, there are a number of federal and state laws that protect you. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Uniform Commercial Code, for example, were designed to ensure that manufacturers and retailers stand by the products that they sell. Similarly, state lemon laws have been enacted to protect consumers when they purchase defective vehicles.
When you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product, however, a whole other realm of law applies. Product liability laws were enacted to ensure that consumers have an avenue of redress when they’ve purchased or been injured by a defective product. These laws ensure that manufacturers, retailers and distributors are responsible if the products they sell cause injuries. If they fail to warn of a hazard, or have a design or manufacturing defect, they are liable for injuries these actions caused.
Virtually all manufacturers will deny that their design and manufacturing processes played a role in your injury, and it can be a challenge to prove liability. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in product liability cases. Lemberg & Associates’ attorneys can successfully position your case so that you get the compensation you deserve, and in the process can help prevent other innocent consumers from being injured. Simply complete the form to the right for a free case evaluation.