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When you make a purchase, you are trusting that the product you buy is safe for use. Everything from furniture to cookware should work as intended without injury. In some cases, though, the product can be faulty, leading to both property damage and personal injury. This can end up costing you for repairs and medical bills. However, you could be entitled to receive compensation for a faulty product through a product liability lawsuit. By working with a lawyer, you can recoup the money spent fixing the damages from a faulty product.
What Makes a Product Faulty?
In order to receive compensation for a faulty product, the situation has to meet certain criteria. You must be using a product for its intended purpose in order to seek compensation. For example, if you were standing on top of a chair and it broke, you cannot receive compensation for injuries. However, if you were sitting on the chair when it broke, you could seek compensation.
There are three main ways a product can be faulty, earning you the right to sue for compensation.
Lacking Fair Warnings
Certain products are naturally dangerous, such as knives or hot cups of coffee. It is the job of a manufacturer to be aware of the potential physical harm a product can cause and to provide fair and adequate warnings. If a product does not have a proper warning (such as the ‘caution: contents hot’ label on a coffee cup), a customer can sue for compensation for injuries.
Although many products on the market can cause physical harm, there are cases where a faulty design can create unnecessary risk. Take the coffee cup, for example. No amount of warning is sufficient if the lid is not designed to properly fit the cup, causing said hot contents to spill. It’s the designer’s job to ensure that their product has the necessary safety precautions in place to prevent injury. If the design of a product is unsafe, you can receive compensation for injuries it causes.
Manufacturers test all their products before shipping them out to ensure that all parts operate successfully. However, testers aren’t always able to flag every defect in time. Sometimes, a product can be carefully designed and have adequate warnings yet still cause injury due to a malfunctioning part. In this case, a product liability claim holds enough weight to help the customer receive compensation.
How a Product Liability Lawyer Can Help
If you suffered injuries or property damage due to a faulty product, you have the right to seek compensation. As an experienced and qualified product liability lawyer, Attorney Vickery is ready to help you with your case. Getting compensation from a company for a faulty product includes heavy documentation, research, and paperwork. While the Vickery Law Firm focuses on the specifics of your claim, you can focus on recovering from your injuries and restoring any property damage. To get help with your product liability claim today, call Attorney Vickery at (903) 504-5490.