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From receiving an injury while on the job to purchasing a defective product, there are many ways life can take an unfortunate turn. If you’ve ever been in a car accident, been the victim of a dog bite, or experienced some other type of serious injury, you know what it feels like to be stressed and uncertain about the future.
Every year, an alarming number of companies create products that they later have to issue recalls for because they are a risk to the safety of consumers. There are other products, however, that go without a recall, and they could still pose a risk to your safety. Products that are designed wrong or malfunction after being purchased can cause harm to you or your family, and you have the right to sue under certain circumstances.
What is a Defective Product?
You may be wondering about the difference between what is considered a defective product, and what is just a poor quality product that breaks soon after purchase. Defective product laws vary by state, but most laws say that a product is defined as defective if it fails to perform in the manner it was expected to perform, within reason. Products that can be potentially defective include:
- All-terrain vehicles
- Power tools
- Industrial equipment
- Garage doors
- Hair products
- And more
When Can You Sue Over a Defective Product?
As we mentioned above, defective product laws vary by state, but many of the general principles are the same. Most of the time, you don’t have to be the buyer of a product or the user of a product in order to have the right to sue. You may bring a defective product liability claim against a manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, distributor, or a combination of all of these parties.
Hiring an Expert
Product liability cases can be difficult to prosecute, and you’ll definitely want an expert on your side to help establish the claim. Contact Ahlander Injury Law today to help you sue a company for a defective product. You’ll get the greatest chance of a positive outcome and earn the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.