Even with all of the laws and regulations that protect consumers and the public at large in the U.S., an experienced product injury lawyer Gaithersburg MD residents can rely on can tell you that faulty and malfunctioning products continue to hurt innocent people.
If you have spent any time outside of the United States, you may have noticed how much we regulate things here. While some countries have even stricter protections for their citizens than the U.S. does, many countries have visibly fewer and constitutionally fewer restrictions for example, for the safety of construction workers, the safety of drivers, and the regulation and distribution of products and medicines. U.S. citizens are fortunate to be entitled to seek compensation for injuries caused by faulty and malfunctioning products.
3 Types of Product Defects
While there are exceptions to this, there are three main types of product defects that injured victims can seek compensation for.
- Design: A design defect is when there is an inherent flaw in the design of something.
This means that even before the product was manufactured and distributed for
consumer use, it had flaws in its design that indicate that a product was not going to work the way it was intended to work.
- Manufacturing: A manufacturing defect is when something went wrong during the creation of parts or during the assembly of the parts into a product. In this kind of defect, the product has been designed to be effective and safe for consumers to use but the manufacturer did not assemble the product the way it was supposed to.
- Marketing: When a product is marked inappropriately, mislabeled, lacks a necessary consumer warning, or fails to provide proper instructions for its use, it is considered to be a marketing defect.
If you or someone close to you has been injured because of a faulty or malfunctioning product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. If a family member has died because of this, their survivors may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It can be difficult to navigate the ins and outs of a product injury claim because more than one person or entity (and very often it is more than one or two) may be liable for a faulty product victim’s injury. While many people are tempted to try to save money by fighting a product liability case on their own, very often it does not save them money because of their ability, or rather lack of experience in understanding this kind of law and court proceedings to do this successfully.
Even though it may feel like a dramatic step to ask a lawyer for help, a lawyer has invested years of time in school and in training to be knowledgeable and capable enough to understand people’s rights and how to fight for them.
If you have been injured because of a faulty or malfunctioning product, or if someone close to you has died because of this, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with a product injury lawyer Gaithersburg MD consumers are fortunate to have access to.