Dangerous and defective consumer products are much more common in the marketplace than most people realize. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 30 million people are injured every year as a result of dangerous products. Some examples of dangerous products that injure consumers include defective drugs, defective automobiles, and defective children’s products and toys.
Generally, there are three types of defects for which an injured consumer in Frisco can make a claim. The first is design defects – this means that there is an inherent problem with a design of a product, and all products have the same issue. The second type of defect is a manufacturing defect. These are products that have safety issues because of manufacturing errors, not because of their design. The final category of defect is a failure to warn. With a failure to warn, the product may not be inherently unsafe, but may be unsafe when used in a certain manner – for example, if a drug is unsafe if combined with other types of medications.
Many of the injuries caused by defective or unsafe products in Frisco can be fatal, and those injured have the right to demand compensation for their expenses and physical and emotion trauma. If you have been injured by a defective consumer product, it is important to weigh all of your options, and to pursue compensation so that you are not saddled with a financial burden in addition to your injuries.
If you have been injured because of a defective consumer product in Frisco, call the Texas defective products attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.