Dangerous Products: Understanding Your Rights
Very rarely does the situation arise that a consumer is an expert on a readily available commercial product. Because of this, the average consumer has no way to determine whether or not a purchased product is safe for his or her use. Most people operate under the assumption that the products they purchase have been tested and examined for quality control.
Sadly, every year dangerous and potentially deadly products make their way onto shelves across this country causing serious injury to innocent consumers. From unsafe food products to dangerous children’s toys, negligence and lack of effort on the part of the companies who make and distribute these materials results in serious damage to individuals who have no way to prevent these injuries.
There are a number of different places during a product’s lifetime that a serious mistake can take place resulting in a defective or unsafe product. Blame can be potentially assigned to:
- The designer
- The manufacturer
- The distributor
- The commercial dealer
Regardless of the person or company responsible for a product defect or malfunction, you deserve to be compensated for any pain and suffering you may have endured because of a dangerous product.
To secure the compensation you need and deserve in a product liability case, you will need to be able to prove the following:
- There was a duty owed to you by the manufacturer (or designer, distributor, etc.)
- There was a breach of this duty
- An injury took place
- The injury was a direct result of the aforementioned breach of duty
Proving the items listed above can be very complicated and difficult without professional legal assistance. For the representation you need for your product liability lawsuit, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.