It can be difficult to tell when a product is defective, or when a defective product is the cause of an accident or injury. A product may be dangerous without actually being defective. For example, power tools pose certain risks to users, even when they are used correctly.
However, this does not mean that a person can bring a claim against a manufacturer if they are injured while using a power tool. In order to be considered “defective,” a product must have some flaw that renders it unreasonably unsafe for normal use.
There are three main types of product defects:
At Steele Adams Hosman, our Salt Lake City product liability lawyers work with a team of experts who assist in compiling evidence and testifying as to whether a product contained a defect and whether this defect contributed to or caused our clients’ injuries. We know how to build powerful, persuasive claims and are always willing to fight for our clients, even if that means going to trial.
Although any industrial or consumer product can be defective, some types of products tend to crop up in product liability litigation more frequently than others.
Often, these products have been recalled, either by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the manufacturer, or both. However, the absence of a recall does not necessarily mean that a product is not defective.
Examples of common defective products include:
While these represent some of the most commonly defective products, any product can be faulty, and any faulty product can cause serious injury. If you believe you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, turn to the team at Steele Adams Hosman.
Every day, consumers use hundreds if not thousands of products. From the cars we drive to the medications we take, these products are designed to make our lives easier, safer, and better. However, when these products fail to work properly, they can cause serious, even catastrophic injuries. In some cases, defective products can even lead to fatal accidents.
If you were injured by a defective or faulty product, you could have a claim against the manufacturer or another liable party—and Steele Adams Hosman can help. Based in Salt Lake City, our product liability lawyers represent clients in Cottonwood Heights, Ogden, Sandy, and the surrounding areas who have been injured due to manufacturer negligence.
We offer personal attention and direct contact with your attorney throughout the legal process. You can count on our team to fight for you and the justice you deserve.
With more than 35 years of combined experience, our Salt Lake City product liability lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and work to hold the negligent manufacturer, distributor, or seller responsible for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In Utah, you only have two years from the date of the injury to file a product liability lawsuit; the sooner you act, the sooner we can begin building your case and fighting for the fair compensation you are owed.
At Steele Adams Hosman, we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. Call our team today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. There is no fee unless we win your case!
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