What to Do When a Product Injures You
Many Pennsylvanians are injured every year as a result of defective products they use at work, at home or in their cars. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to an unsafe or defective consumer product, you may have grounds to initiate a defective product lawsuit. Designers, manufacturers and distributors are responsible for producing items that are safe for consumers. But when the end result is a harmful product, serious injury can occur. The Valley Forge and Harrisburg lawyers of Graham & Mauer understand that it is only fair for the party or parties liable for the defect or design flaw to be held accountable for their negligence. With our help, you can seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What Does It Mean for a Product to Be Defective?
A product is considered defective if it is sold in an unsafe condition due to any of the following:
- Poor design – The design of the product is ineffective or careless. When a product defect involves a design flaw, it is inherently hazardous to users even when manufactured properly. One example of a design defect could be a line of sport utility vehicles that regularly flip over when they attempt to turn corners.
- Manufacturing errors – The product, though designed acceptably, was improperly assembled or constructed, or was made with harmful materials. An example of a manufacturing flaw could be the use of lead-containing paint on a toy for children.
- Lack of warning or adequate instruction – Some products that are inherently hazardous, even when designed and manufactured properly, serve a specific purpose. These products require disclaimers for users or detailed instructions for how to use them safely. Without the proper warnings, the product could easily be deemed defective. For example, a corrosive chemical missing a label that warns users against touching the chemical to their skin could lead to serious harm.
When a product injures you, the attorneys from Graham & Mauer examine your case to determine who is liable and where the defect occurred. We pursue your case in order to obtain the maximum compensation possible for you.
Call Graham & Mauer Today – Speak Directly to a Lawyer Who Knows How to Help
At Graham & Mauer, P.C., our attorneys are equipped to help you gain fair compensation for your defective product related injuries. With locations in Harrisburg, Dauphin County and Valley Forge, attorneys from our firm are accessible to clients throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. Call us toll-free today at 800-218-0808 for a free phone consultation, or contact us online.