People around the United States purchase consumer goods every day, and most people assume that if that product has managed to reach the retail shelves that is is safe to be used in its intended manner. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and people are seriously injured and even killed by defective products at an alarming rate. When this situation arises, those who have been harmed are often unsure of where to turn for help.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using a defective product, you need to seek the help of experienced dangerous products lawyers as soon as possible so that you can begin the process of standing up for your legal rights. Below you’ll find a brief introduction to the two legal theories generally used to hold those responsible for the harm suffered accountable.
One of the common legal theories used by experienced dangerous products lawyers is known as defective design. Basically, defective design is a theory that asserts that a serious mistake was made during the design of the product by the engineers who built the specification for it. As a result, the same dangerous defect would be present in every unit in that product line and therefore create an enormous risk of harm to the public in general. The discovery of a design defect often leads to the recall of a product.
In addition to defective design, dangerous products lawyers will also use a legal theory known as defective manufacture when the facts of a situation dictate such an approach. Unlike defective design, defective manufacture asserts that a mistake was made on the assembly line when a product was being built. As a result, as few as one or as many as several lots of a product line could be defective, but it doesn’t mean that every unit is dangerous for use by consumers. While recalls of products that have been improperly manufactured will occur, they do not tend to occur as often.
People who have been harmed by a defective product often face a difficult challenge in proving their case to a court. Not only will proving a plaintiff’s case usually require the assistance of expert witnesses who can specifically explain what was wrong with the product, but that burden of proof must be met while working against a corporation and a team of highly effective defense attorneys.
Therefore, anyone who has been harmed in this manner needs to seek the help of dangerous products lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of consumers for many years against these large defendants. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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