When we bring consumer products into our homes and places of business, we expect them to function correctly and not pose an unreasonable risk of injury when used as intended. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and each year thousands of people are injured by defective consumer products. The type of injuries that victims sustain depends largely on the type of product that caused the injury, and these injuries can range from mild to severe. In some cases, the injuries caused by a defective consumer product may even be fatal. As a result, it is extremely important that anyone who has been injured by a defective consumer product consult with an experienced Pittsburgh product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
There are three broad categories of product liability claims:
While some products are inherently more dangerous than others, almost any consumer product can cause serious injury. It is important to understand that the same legal principles apply to all consumer products, so it makes no difference if your injury was caused by an overheating hair dryer or a vehicle with faulty brakes. Some of the more common products that cause serious injury include the following:
Companies that design these and other products are well aware of their potential to cause injury, and have legal teams in place to defend against claims brought by companies. As a result, anyone injured by a consumer product should be certain to retain an attorney with a track record of success representing clients who are involved in these kinds of accidents.
Individuals that have been injured by defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed consumer products may be entitled to significant compensation under Pennsylvania law. In addition, family members or loved ones of people who have lost their lives because of defective products may be able to bring a wrongful death claim to recover for their losses. The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers of Flaherty Fardo are dedicated to helping people who have suffered losses because of faulty consumer products get the compensation to which they are entitled. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 412-802-6666.