The United States is a nation of consumers. We rely on consumer products to improve our everyday lives, from the cars we drive to the coffee makers in our kitchens. Big or small, consumer products drive commerce and make life more enjoyable.
Unfortunately, products don’t always work the way they were intended to function. In the most devastating cases, a person gets injured or killed because a product was designed improperly, a company failed to recall a product, or a manufacturer made a product with a critical flaw.
We Get Compensation for People Hurt by Dangerous Products
When a company manufactures an unsafe product, it should be held accountable for the injuries that result. At FitzPatrick & Associates we have helped clients throughout Washington D.C. get full and fair compensation for injuries caused by dangerous products.
Generally, there are three types of product liability cases. In some cases, a defective product case involves more than one type of claim.
Negligent Design. In some cases, a product contains critical design flaws that make it dangerous before it even goes into production. In these situations, every unit produced is dangerous.
Negligent Manufacture. Sometimes, a defect in the manufacturing process results in some units having dangerous flaws, whereas units produced in other factory runs are unflawed. Only the defective products are dangerous in these cases.
Failure to Warn. Manufacturers have a duty to warn end users about the proper way to use a product, as well as improper uses that could lead to injuries. For example, a product made for an adult may well be perfectly safe when used by an adult, but the same product may be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of a child. In this case, the manufacturer most likely has a duty to warn the consumer about the product’s age restrictions.