Serious personal injury can occur through the use of faulty consumer goods, elevators, amusement rides and devices, unsafe watercraft and exercise equipment. For example, a chair that breaks when you try to sit in it, faulty treadmills at an exercise facility, or food or drink that has been tainted by insects or any other contaminant. At Gillis Injury Law, we have access to design engineers and other professionals and specialists to review the products or devices that have caused your injury and attest to their shortcomings or flaws.
Designers, manufacturers and sellers of goods all have obligations to the ultimate consumer, whether directly as a matter of contract, via tort or negligence liability, or under the Sale of Goods Act. When a consumer sustains an injury, illness or loss due to a defective product or service, a number of parties can be held liable for making available a product that they knew or should have known posed a risk to the end user. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.
Product liability cases typically fall under one of two categories: Design Defects or Manufacturing Defects.
Design defects are flaws that are a part of the original design of the product that create a danger or hazard to potential users. In order to establish whether a design defect exists, the court or arbitrator will investigate to determine if is plausible that the designer should have anticipated prior to production that the design could cause harm, as well as whether a safer design that was still economically feasible and would not alter the purpose of the product could have been implemented instead.
If either of these conditions is found to be in effect, the injured party may have grounds for a design defect claim and should contact our law office without delay.
Manufacturing defects are the result of an error in the assembly process that causes the product to malfunction or operate unsafely. This type of defect is rare, as most manufacturers have effective quality assurance practices and procedures in place to prevent their occurrence. However, a manufacturer is liable for any manufacturing defects that occur as a result of faulty construction or processes, regardless of how much or what type of care was taken throughout the manufacturing process.
Call Gillis Injury Law for further representation and guidance if you have been injured while using a faulty or defective product. Our goal is to achieve the maximum settlement for product liability cases through meticulous understanding and investigation of a case’s circumstances.