There are many ways an individual could hurt themselves but when they are not at fault, such as sustaining injuries from faulty products, which they then have every right to sue the manufacturers that built the products that caused them harm. Some attorneys feel it is their duty to bring to light or to the public through a lawsuit the fact that a company is making products that are potentially dangerous to consumers.
Most of the faulty or defective products that make the evening news are children’s products. Baby cribs that are not well made or the instruction are not clear so parents could possibly put them together wrong; toys that are too small and can easily be swallowed by a toddler causing them to choke or toys that break easily and could cut a child are just a few of the examples of dangerous products that parents find harming their children. These unfortunate things happen because the manufacturer did not take the time to properly inspect or design the items.
Some of the other faulty or dangerous products include bicycles, scooters, skates and the new Segways. And children’s toys and ride along vehicles are not the only faulty products that cause serious injuries to consumers, kitchen knives with slippery handles and other kitchen gadgets that are supposed to make life easier often times make life more difficult when they harm a person. Sometimes drills and other handheld tools come up defective along with furniture that could harm a person if it breaks while an individual is sitting in it.
Food, prescriptions and over the counter medications are another major defective product line that consumers have to be careful of because these types of merchandise could not only cause bodily injury, they could cause death. Foods such as hamburger, chicken lettuce and spinach are just a few of the many foods that could cause harm to humans because of salmonella poisons.
Defective cars have taken over the national news lately with several of the major name brand car companies recalling their vehicles because of faulty breaks, fuel injections that misfire, air bags that do not deploy on impact and electrical wiring that can cause a multitude of problems.
When an individual is injured, through no fault of their own, by a defective product, they may need to consult with an attorney to see if there is any recourse or monetary compensation for the companies failed actions in protecting the consumer from something they created and marketed. A company may not have intentionally put out a product that was going to harm an individual; however, they may not have done everything in their power to prevent accidents from happening.
Lawyers who take on personal injury cases would need to do some research into how a companies merchandise inspection system is handled and if an individual employee was at fault or a piece of equipment or a combination of both allowed the dangerous product to slip through and harm their client. Ultimately no matter who was operating the equipment that day, the company is the responsible party and will have to pay for medical bills, wages lost and pain and suffering experienced by the consumer.
Consumers need to extra vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves against injuries from faulty products. When it comes to children, make sure the toys are large enough they can not be swallowed and if they are showing wear, throw them out. Wash fresh food products to avoid contamination and cook raw meat thoroughly. If a product seems to be difficult to use, consult a consumer guide before purchasing it or a lawyer after an injury has occurred.