When you buy a new product, you expect it to be safe for use and for the manufacturer to provide instructions and any applicable warnings for use. Dangerous and defective products can cause severe injury, devastating victims and their families; and sometimes injuries are fatal. Companies who design, build, and sell new products have a legal obligation to make sure their products are safe through testing and quality control processes during manufacturing.
Even when companies follow through, a faulty design, damage during shipping, or modifications made by wholesalers or retailers can lead to a defective product which causes harm to a consumer.According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), millions of people visit emergency rooms across the United States each year as a result of product-related injuries. If you, your child, or another family member has suffered injuries caused by a defective product, Florida law permits you to seek damages in civil court.
Contact the skilled product liability lawyers at Viles & Beckman in Fort Myers at 239-334-3933 for a free case review and to learn how we can help you after an injury from a defective product.
Advocating for the Injured Since 1995
The product liability attorneys at Viles & Beckman have been committed to helping the injured recover compensation they deserve since 1995. With more than 40 years of experience negotiating, settling, and litigating personal injury cases, including product liability cases, Viles & Beckman’s legal team has recovered millions of dollars of damages for their clients.
We cannot guarantee results in any particular case because each has its own circumstances and defining characteristics; but we can guarantee we will aggressively advocate for you, help you hold negligent companies accountable, and diligently pursue the best outcome for your individual situation.
Commonly Reported Defective Products
The CPSC gathers and analyzes data on defective products and product-related injuries across the United States. It’s impossible to list the thousands of defective products, but you can get an idea of commonly reported defective products by looking at the CPSC product groupings. The following product groupings contain several categories of items which have been reported defective to the CPSC:
• Child nursery equipment
• Sports and recreation equipment
• Home communication and entertainment
• Personal use items
• Household containers
• Yard and garden equipment
• Home workshop equipment
• Home maintenance
• General household appliances
• Heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment
• Home furnishings and fixtures
• Home structures and construction materials
• Miscellaneous items such as fireworks, gasoline, and elevators
Large motorized items might also be defective or have defective components. The CPSC tracks things like scooters and mopeds, but they don’t collect data on automobiles, trucks, and boats. Although motor vehicle defects vary widely, defective airbags and defective tires remain commonplace.