Consumers use many products in the course of their daily lives from their vehicle to the crib their child sleeps in every evening to the lawn mower they use to clip their grass and trim their lawn. This blog recently discussed some of the complexities of products liability law and provided answers to question that might come up when victims have been injured by a dangerous or defective product but it can also be helpful to understand what those circumstances may look like.
During their everyday lives, consumers may not realize how many products they come into contact with or that they have a reasonable expectation of safety when using those everyday products. When a dangerous or defective product has injured a victim, loved one or child, it is important to be familiar with personal injury legal protections available to help, especially with the medical care and costs that victims may suffer in addition to potential lost earnings and pain and suffering damages.
Some of the types of products that may result in harm if they present a hazard can include home appliances; personal care products; children’s toys and accessories; power tools used around the house; construction tools and equipment; and industrial equipment and chemicals. The injuries that may result from these products can be minor but may also be serious and extensive, resulting in physical and emotional scarring to the victim. In the worst circumstances, a fatality may occur from a dangerous or defective product resulting in a wrongful death claim.
Products liability law is available to help keep victims safe and protect them when they have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product. Victims of a dangerous or defective product should always understand how products liability personal injury options can help them with the damages they have suffered.