How a Defective Product Can Affect Your LifeRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
What Are Defective Products?
Dealing with a defective product can be a frustrating situation. For many people, defective products mean that their toaster doesn’t get hot enough, or their television remote doesn’t register the “mute” button. These issues are annoying, but not impossible to fix. Then there are the people who deal with catastrophically defective products. Their toaster heats up too much and causes their kitchen to catch on fire, their child’s popsicle has metal shards frozen inside, their car is accelerating down the highway with no way to stop it. For these people, a defective product is more than just annoying. It can be deadly.
Defective products affect us all at one point or another. Products can often be unnoticeable in their defects until they are failing right before our eyes, which is not only scary, but possibly fatal as well. When we are exposed to these products, we risk our safety, which is something we should never compromise. When you are injured due to a defective product, consider talking to a personal injury lawyer who can help you with your case and help you get back to life as normal, which sometimes is the best thing you can ask for.
Examples of Defective Products in the Real World
Despite their efforts not to, companies will release defective products every year, putting their consumers at risk for a multitude of reasons. Some examples of defective products include:
Foods: When food is contaminated with harmful bacterium, contains foreign objects such as metal shavings, or contains an allergen which the packaging denies being inside the package, it is defective. These defects will more often than not mean a recall of the items, meaning that people should return the foods or throw them away so as to not become ill or injured. This defect can be frustrating, but it’s good when people are alerted to this issue quickly so as to fix the problem before it becomes too harmful.
Vehicles: Vehicle defects can mean not only costly repairs, but they can mean you and your family’s safety as well. When a vehicle accelerates with no warning or prompt, when seatbelts don’t catch in an accident, when airbags don’t deploy, or when cars don’t stay in park, a driver and others can be hurt or can end up dead, which are two outcomes least wanted in the group.
Medicines: When a medicine does not perform the tasks it was made for, patients can end becoming more sick or hurt, resulting in lasting and serious damage to patient’s bodies. Medicines can often be rushed though trials, which means not all of the side effects and dangers can be thoroughly reviewed, which can spell disaster for patients taking this new medication.
Defective products are on the shelves every day, and as a consumer, it’s important for you to review all that you can and find a product worth buying. There may be defective products, but you as a consumer can do your best to try to avoid them.
Personal Injury Lawyers in New York and New Jersey
Defective products have the ability to ruin more than just our moods. Some of these products can affect our long-term health and even affect our lifespan. When we receive a defective product, we can get lost in what to do next as we deal with our lives after being affected by these products. One place to turn to is a personal injury lawyer who can help you with your case. At MetroLaw.com, we know how important it is for you to get compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered due to a defective product. We are ready to help you with your claim, so call us now at (800) – 469 – 6476.