Nobody expects to come home with an item that that can cause harm. With thousands of items available, some are bound to cause serious harm or even death.

From toys to electronic devices to medical equipment, defective products have injured thousands of people. In most of these cases, a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer will be found responsible.

If you have been injured by a dangerous good, an experienced Salt Lake City product liability attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you recover the damages you deserve.


What Damages Can I Recover?

Every case of this type is unique, so it’s important to retain an experienced Salt Lake City defective product attorney. After suffering harm from a poorly designed or defective item, you may be entitled to damages, possibly including the following:

  • Medical expenses, including future medical costs
  • Lost wages, including future lost income
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering


How Is Fault Determined?

Manufacturers, engineers, and designers all have a duty of care to ensure that their goods are safe. If an item is unsafe and causes harm as a result, one or more of these parties may be liable.

Product liability laws are based on these principles:

Manufacturing Defects

These defects occur when an item fails or injures someone due to an error in the manufacturing process or because of hazardous materials that were used.

Design Defects

A design is defective because of issues with the initial conception of the item. If injuries result from a defective design, then the company that conceived it should be liable.

Failure to Warn 

Designers and manufacturers have a duty to warn people about dangers involved with using a product, whether in its intended use or any other uses that can be predicted.

A Salt Lake City defective product attorney can help you both determine fault and file a claim for compensation.


Get Help from a Salt Lake City Defective Product Lawyer

If you have been injured due to a defective item, a Salt Lake City product liability lawyer from Craig Swapp and Associates will fight for you.

Fill out the form below or call 1-800-404-9000 for a free consultation. We are here to help you get your life back on track.