When you buy a product, you rarely expect it to cause an injury. Unfortunately, when manufacturing companies cut corners, their products can hurt those who purchased them. These injuries can range from minor to severe, but none of them should occur in the first place. You may feel alone when you’re trying to figure out what to do next, but you don’t have to stand up to the company by yourself. You can reach out to a Morris product liability lawyer who may be able to help. Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP protects those who have been wrongfully injured and stands ready to do the same for you.
Our firm has helped clients recover from the losses that defective products caused them. When a defective product causes injuries, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. Product liability applies when a negligent party involved in the manufacturing of parts of a faulty product distributes or sells the product that injures you. In the claim, they are held liable for your injuries.
We understand filing a claim against a company is intimidating. You may think your claim will have an unsuccessful outcome because the company’s legal team will pick it apart and claim your injuries aren’t as severe as you say or that they weren’t at fault for your injuries. However, with experienced legal representatives at your side, you have a stronger chance for a successful outcome. Our attorneys in Morris are ready to go up against negligent companies and will fight for your rights. Before we talk more about how we can help, let’s discuss the kinds of defective products and how these problems arise.
What Products Are Commonly Defective?
When any company makes a mistake in the manufacturing process, they can put a dangerous product on shelves. There are some common types of defective products we’ve seen before.
- Auto parts
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical devices
- Household appliances
- Aircraft and aircraft component parts
The above defective products can be deadly. If someone driving needs to quickly slow down and their brakes fail or is in an accident and the air bags don’t deploy, they could sustain severe injuries or lose their life. If an aircraft is manufactured with defective component parts, the pilots could lose control over the airplane and crash. A patient taking a drug may not be aware of the dangerous side effects that could cause more health issues. Additionally, many people depend on medical devices like pacemakers and artificial joints to help them live a healthier life. If there are issues with these devices, the person could sustain more injuries and require considerable care to solve the problem. Everyday household appliances could have defects that make them fire hazards, which could cause significant burn injuries and property damage.
These are just a few examples of how a defective product can have devastating consequences on your health. While different circumstances may apply to your case and the source of your injuries, you should learn about your legal options. We understand each case can have a unique cause or circumstance. A company’s negligence can affect any product. This can cause you to sustain significant injuries.
The Health Risks of Hazardous Products
When a product causes an injury, you may require extensive medical care to recover. The injury could also have consequences that affect you for the rest of your life. For example, a defective product could result in:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Broken bones
If you need to be in the hospital, it’s likely you may undergo tests to determine the extent of your injuries. Surgical procedures may be part of your treatment. After treating the initial injuries, then you need to recover—which could be a lengthy process. This can also mean you’ll need continued care to aid in recovering and transitioning to life out of the hospital.
During this time, it’s likely you will be missing work and will need to rest while you recover. This can cause a lot of stress because you still have your everyday financial responsibilities in addition to affording the costs of your medical care. You may be tempted to return to work too early, which could possibly reinjure you and you’d have to start the healing process over again. It is important that you speak with your doctor before going back to work so you know you’re healthy and ready.
Our lawyers are here to fight for you to recover those financial losses as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering and loss of a normal life. We’ll fight for you to get compensation to help you afford your medical bills, continued care, and remain financially stable. You deserve to be able to recover in peace.
When You Need Representation
Standing up to negligent manufacturing companies is an important step in showing them that you will not accept their mistake at the cost of your well-being. When you hold these parties liable, your case may also result in the company making changes so these mistakes don’t harm anyone else. Our lawyers will be at your side.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a faulty product, you should contact one of our attorneys in Morris as soon as possible. We’ll meet for an initial no-obligation, free consultation to go over the aspects of your case. We’ll discuss what happened, how you were hurt, and how we can assist you in moving forward.