From home appliances to toys, consumer products are made to improve our lives or provide enjoyment. However, there are many cases each year where these products cause serious and fatal injuries. When manufacturers fail to hold themselves accountable for products that do not work as advertised or labeled, consumers who get hurt can recover financial compensation to pay for their medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering from the help of a personal injury lawyer.
At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we have been helping clients maximize their settlements and obtain favorable verdicts since 2000. Our Salt Lake City product liability attorneys have recovered $400 million for our clients by providing them with knowledgeable and personalized legal solutions. We can examine the nature of the defect, gather evidence, and work with field experts to build an effective legal strategy to get the award and justice you and your family deserve.
Our firm handles the following types of defective consumer product claims:
- Home appliances
- Cooking equipment such as pressure cookers
- Safety equipment such as child car seats
- Children’s toys
- Cosmetic products such as makeup
Types of Product Defects
In general, there are three types of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in labeling or warnings. Depending on which one applies to your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler.
The following is a breakdown of the three main product defects:
- Design defects – This type of defect involves an inherent flaw in the product’s design, which means the entire line of products has a dangerous or defective condition, not only one or several items. The plaintiff must show the creator failed to design the item to be as safe as possible.
- Manufacturing defects – This type of defect occurs when there is an issue during the course of creating or assembling the product, rather than being inherently flawed. The plaintiff must show the manufacturer who failed to produce the product the way it’s originally intended, and that your item is different from the others in the line.
- Failure to warn defects – There are some products that pose a safety risk, such as a power tool or a kitchen appliance. When there are inherent risks while using a product, the manufacturer must provide labels or warnings to help consumers avoid these risks. Failure to provide adequate warnings about a product’s risks can be considered grounds for a product liability lawsuit.
Ready to Fight for You Today
We as consumers expect the products we buy or use to be made the way they are intended. When these products fail to do so due to dangerous or defective conditions, our Salt Lake City product liability lawyers are committed to ensuring the liable parties pay. Not only do we want to help victims heal from injury, but also prevent this type of accident from happening to others.
Contact us and request a free consultation for more information today.