Unfortunately most of the products on the market today either fall apart or have the potential to harm or kill someone. They don’t make things like they used to make them.
If you spend any time reading, watching or listening to the news, one of the first things that will strike you is that there are an awful lot of defective product recalls. Think drop-side cribs for the risk of strangulation; Mt. Vikos Brand Manouri – Sheep & Goat’s Milk Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes; chopper-style bicycles because the bicycle stem on the handlebars can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious fall and injury; and 2004 Chopper Bulldog, Ridgeback, Mastiff, Boxer and Pitbull motorcycles because of a loose connection between the harness connector and the harness controller, increasing the risk of a crash.
This list is endless and so is the potential for harm to consumers already using these and other defective products. It’s not much wonder why there seems to be an increase in the number of defective product claims these days. One thing is for sure, if you have a product like this on your hands, talk to a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer quickly and find out what your rights are and what you may do to recover compensation for any personal injuries.
A defective product claim happens when someone is hurt because of a faulty or hazardous product. Anyone who has been badly hurt, or even killed, because of a defective product, has the right to file a claim for compensation for their personal injuries, or someone may file a personal injury wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person. This area of the law holds a variety of people responsible for product harm – distributors of the product, manufacturers, retailers and developers. In other words, there are really three major categories of defective product claims.
The first area is referred to as design defect claims and this means that the defect in the product in question is inside or an integral part of the item. The second area relates to production defect claim which refers to an item or merchandise that became flawed at some point during its production.
And finally, there are advertising and marketing deficiency lawsuits. These suits relate to a product being put on the market without having the proper caution labels or recommendations for use; having partial warning labels or instructions; or having the wrong warning label or wrong information with a particular item. Any one of these three areas or all three may be used in a defective product lawsuit filed by a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer.
In any of the above circumstances, it’s best to talk to an experienced lawyer simply because you can’t handle a claim like this on your own. In addition, defective product law does tend to be applied a bit differently in each state and you need to know what is applicable in your state before assuming you have a “good to go” case.
If you’re not sure you have a case, but are sure you got hurt badly using a product, it’s a smart idea to contact the nearest New Hampshire personal injury lawyer and explain what happened to you. If you have a case, you’ll know about it quickly.
Charlie Donahue is a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. To learn more about New Hampshire injury attorney, Charlie Donahue, visit Donahuelawfirm.com.