St. Petersburg Defective Product Lawyer
Have you ever bought a toy for your child that fell apart or was missing crucial pieces? Or, have you purchased clothing that quickly fell apart at the seams? Online electronics purchase are often associated with cheapness and defectiveness. We have all bought items that have qualified for warranty, yet of the thousands of products that we buy, use, and consume on a regular basis, very few end up being defective. While defective products are rare, those that end up being unsafe on top of being defective, and cause serious injury, are even more rare, which is why it is so shocking when injury occurs. When we purchase an item, the last thing we expect is for it to cause burns, permanent scarring or disfigurement, electrocution, choking, paralysis, or even death.
At our office, we represent victims of unsafe, defective products and seek to hold the manufacturer or designer of said product financially accountable for your pain and suffering, as well as all medical and economic damages associated with the injury. We are happy to help you with your case, contact our St. Petersburg defective product lawyers today.
The Three Classifications of Defective Products
There are three separate parties that may be responsible for your injury. The first, and most often thought of as the culprit, is the manufacturer. If the product’s design is found to be safe, and the marketing accurate for its intended use, the fault probably lies with the products manufacturer. It may have been assembled incorrectly, the wrong type of plastic or other material may have been used, causing weakness and splintering, or other defects may have been present that lead to the defect and injury. Likewise, injuries can also spur from poor design. Was a child’s toy designed with small, hazardous choking objects? If so, the designer will be held financially responsible in your personal injury claim. Finally, if the manufacturer and designer made no errors, yet injury still took place, it is possible that the product was marketed poorly. This can be in the form of missing or unsatisfactory warning labels, user instructions, or assembly instructions.
Suffocation a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Children
Suffocation is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children under the age of one, and the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children aged one to four, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many, but not all, of these fatalities are caused by choking on unsafe toys designed for children of the appropriate user age. Toys are one of the top three most likely items children fatally choke on, according to a study reported on by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a child is treated in a U.S. hospital once every three minutes for a toy-related injury, according to another study.
Contact a St. Petersburg Defective Products Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, call the St. Petersburg law office of Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian at 1-800-227-2275 today for immediate help in seeking the compensation that you and your family deserve. You should not have to pay for another party’s negligent actions.