The potential for injuries and harm from a dangerous or defective product is a serious concern facing many consumers. The reality that consumers may be exposed to dangerous or defective products means that injured consumers and their family members should be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them.
Whenever a manufacturer has allowed a defective product to enter or remain in the marketplace where it can harm consumers, manufacturers and others may be liable to injured victims who are harmed by the defective or dangerous product. Products liability laws, and a personal injury claim for damages, can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. The damages from a dangerous or defective product can be serious and long-lasting for victims struggling with their injuries and the harm they are facing.
Product-related injuries can occur because of children’s toys, as was discussed on this blog, home appliances, personal care products, power tools used for home use and otherwise, construction tools and equipment, industrial equipment and chemicals, vehicles and other everyday household products. As a result, it is essential for injured victims to know how they can get the help they need with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Products liability protections extend to victims harmed by a dangerous or defective product and a variety of different parties may be liable for the harm suffered by the victim depending on the circumstances. Protecting victims of dangerous or defective products is one of the benefits of products liability laws that injured victims and their families should understand.