Defective products cause thousands of injuries in the US every year. As consumers, we have expectations for the safety and effectiveness of the products we purchase. We rely on the manufacturers to make sure the products they make and sell are tested to work safely according to the regulations, laws and standards set forth by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, some products with malfunctions or unforeseen dangers have been negligently sold to unknowing consumers that cause personal injury and sometimes even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury caused by a dangerous product, it is important to contact an experienced defective products attorney in Utah. Wasatch Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and resources to win the settlement that you deserve. Contact us at 801-845-3509 for your free, no-obligation case review.
What is Considered a Defective Product?
The legal definition of a defective product is a consumer product that has an imperfection due to an error in design or manufacturing or is faulty because of inadequate consumer warnings or user instructions. Defective products can be any commercially available item available for purchase by an individual consumer from companies who manufacture and/or sell packaged goods, beverages, electronics, prescription and OTC medication, food production, automobiles, toys and more. A product’s defective condition can result from many different things, including:
- Design Flaw
- Manufacturing Error
- Improper Labeling
- Insufficient Instructions
- Malicious Intent
- Poor Judgement
- Human Error
The Three Types of Product Liability Claims
While there are many different reasons a product may be defective, there are three types of claims for defective products. The manufacturer is liable for negligence at every stage of the product’s development, production and release. Consumers can file a claim based on one of the following three reasons for defective and dangerous products causing property damage, injury or death:
1. Design Defects
Harm or injury resulting from a poorly-designed product or the designer’s failure to address all possible risks in a product’s design and intended use.
2. Manufacturing Defects
Property damage, injury or death caused by poor quality materials, improper assembly and careless quality control during the manufacturing process.
3. Marketing Defects
Injury or harm caused by improper or confusing instructions or a manufacturer’s failure to warn consumers about a possible safety hazard.
Common Defective Product Cases
- Battery Fires (cell phones, hoverboards, etc.)
- Defective Baby and Child Products (car seats, highchairs, etc.)
- Defective Medical Devices (metal hip replacements, stents, etc.)
- Defective Automotive Products (airbags, seatbelt failure, etc.)
- Defective Consumer Products (recreational products, firearms, etc.)
If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries caused by a product with design, manufacturing or marketing defects, contact Utah’s personal injury advocates at Wasatch Defense Attorneys. We will go head-to-head with powerful corporations to protect your legal rights as a consumer and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Your Right to Compensation for Product Liability in Utah
It is your right to seek compensation for losses caused by a defective or dangerous product due to the manufacturer’s negligence in Utah. Holding manufacturers and the companies that knowingly sell defective or dangerous products accountable for their negligence will also help prevent injury to other unsuspecting consumers in the future. Compensation for injuries caused a defective or dangerous product may include both economic losses and non-economic losses like:
- Medical Expenses for emergency care, rehabilitation and future long-term care.
- Financial Loss for past and future wage and benefit losses.
- Pain and Suffering for both mental anguish and physical pain.
- Punitive Damages awarded by the court as a punishment for a manufacturer’s negligence.
Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney in Utah for a Free Case Review if You Have Been Injured by a Defective Product
If you are a victim of product liability in Utah, choose a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with the experience and resources to stand up for your legal rights if you are a victim of product liability. Call Wasatch Defense Attorneys at 01-845-3509 for your complimentary case review. We are pleased to offer affordable payment plans and provide military discounts to members of the US Armed Forces.