Personal Injury: Defective Products

People are injured every day through the use of a wide range of manufactured goods – everything from simple household appliances and power tools, to heavy industrial machinery and motor vehicles. The manufacturers of these goods can be held liable for injuries caused by the use of these products. The area of law concerning product liability is called Product Defects.

Federal agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission monitor accidents caused by products and issue periodic bulletins on defective products and devices. These cases also require engineering experts to review the product and its design and give opinions as to its defective nature; lawyers often have the best channels for contacting such experts.

Cases involving toys containing lead paint, defective dog food and contaminated peanut butter are all examples of claims that should be pursued with the help of an attorney.