A dangerous or defective product should never reach the point where it is available to consumers. Sadly, many do. As a result, thousands of Americans are injured, even killed, because of a faulty products.
Manufacturers of products and medications have a responsibility to consumers to produce goods that are safe and operate as intended.
Products are often defined as “tangible personal property.” This can include:
- Household products and appliances
- Tools and equipment
Product liability law
The smallest defect or insufficient warning can have tragic outcomes. Under product liability law, if you or a family member is injured due to a manufacturer’s negligence, you have the right to collect compensation.
Though each case is different, in a product liability case the victim may be able to collect damages for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income and future wages
- Damage to property as a result of the defective product
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a dangerous or faulty product, you can file a product liability case against different parties involved in the production, distribution and sale of that item. This can include the:
- Product manufacturer
- Assembling manufacturer
- Retail store where that product was sold
There are laws in place to ensure that manufacturing companies follow certain guidelines for safety. They are also required to perform sufficient testing before the product hits shelves. Companies should take the steps necessary to make certain their consumers are given the most dependable, highest quality products they can produce.
But standards can be lax, companies may be short-staffed or try to cut corners and save money. The result may be the mass production of dangerous products. Often times these products make their way from coast to coast in thousands of stores before anyone realizes there is a problem.
There are different reasons as to why and how a dangerous product can make its way into the marketplace. The most common include:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Inadequate warnings
In order to win a product liability case, you must prove that the product was defective. At Craig Swapp & Associates our experienced lawyers know the strategies to award you rightful compensation. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective or dangerous product and you live in the Boise area, please contact our Boise product liability lawyers today and set up your free, confidential consultation.
Craig Swapp & Associates
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2939 N. Cole Rd.
Boise, ID 83704