If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, it may be within your rights to sue for compensation that will assist you in paying medical bills and cover other related costs. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we’ve got a skilled team of attorneys well-versed in the intricacies of defective product law, and they’re ready and willing to help you in your time of need. First things first though: we believe getting informed is the best way to improve your odds at success. The more you learn about your situation, the more efficiently you can proceed. The following is a guide on what you need to know about defective product law.
When a product is defective, it can lead to serious injury or death for consumers. If a recall is not promptly initiated, the damage can be widespread. Ideally, companies would always perform their due diligence. They’d be careful and thorough with their product testing, and their engineers would be thoughtful and precise with design so as to ensure no unforeseen dangers could arise. Sadly, this isn’t always the case, and accidents do happen.
Here’s a list of things that may qualify as a company committing a wrongdoing against a consumer:
- Sub-optimal performance
- Failure to disclose known defects
- Collecting fees for services that were never rendered
- Gouging prices
- Inadequately listing ingredients
- Advertising used or refurbished items as new items
- Deliberately misleading a consumer in a baleful way
Of course, the list of potential misdeeds is endless. If you’ve suffered an allergic reaction because a food item didn’t list all possible allergens, you may have a case. If your child has been injured on a faulty or improperly constructed piece of playground equipment, you deserve recompense for doctor visits and medical costs. Even simpler cases, of products failing to live up to guarantees, qualifies as a defect. Recalls enacted in an untimely fashion may offer to replace your item, but what about the costs you’ve incurred in the meantime? What happens if you had to go out-of-pocket for a replacement? What about the emotional and physical toll of being placed in harm’s way?
There is a tacit agreement a corporation makes with a consumer during the transaction of products and services. When you pay for goods, you have upheld your end of the bargain. You expect a corporation to deliver on their promises too. If they don’t, they should be held accountable. That is what we believe at Kaplan Lawyers PC. And we’re here, for you, to fight for that right. If you’re unsure of where you stand or about how to proceed, contact us today. Our consultations are a free and easy way to get started.