← How are personal injury damages calculated? Did You Know? → Did you buy a defective product? Defective products come in all shapes and sizes, from automobiles and their components to baby products and toys, office equipment, tools, electronics, boats, dangerous drugs and can openers. The injuries which occur as a result of these can be severe or even fatal. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers may be held liable for any injuries and expenses that are directly related to your dangerous product accident. There is a certain standard of safety and quality in the United States that is expected from goods bought and produced. Unfortunately, in some cases, these standards are not met and the results may be extremely serious, including personal injury or wrongful death. The law says a consumer has the right to expect a product to function properly and safely when it is used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in a reasonable way. When an appliance causes a house fire, or air bags fail to inflate or over-inflate and explode, or injury results in numerous ways, the consumer can file a lawsuit to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. Product liability law is not only limited to retail or manufacturing goods; defective products may also include: Automobiles – defective airbags, tires DePuy hip replacements or medical devices, instruments Tools Industrial products Prescription and non-prescription drugs Product liability law essentially considers three types of defective products: Manufacturing defects – refers to a defect that occurred in the process of construction Design defects – occurs due to a design flaw Marketing defects – improper or insufficient labeling, instructions or improper safety warnings Product liability law considers matters on a ‘strict liability’ basis, which means regardless of care exercised, if a defect in the product exists, then the supplier or manufacturer will be liable for it. At the Riverside personal injury law offices of Gary G. Goldberg, we assist victims and their families through these tough times by aggressively pursuing the damages they deserve. If a defective or unsafe product has caused you or a loved one injury, contact us immediately to find out how we can fight for your rights and protect your interests.