As a consumer, you’ve done your due diligence. You checked out two or three websites, read up on all the reviews, walked into a store to see it up close, and then got the best deal you could on that brand new washing machine. Or hair dryer, lawnmower, electric toothbrush, dishwasher, television, blu-ray player, tablet, Swiss Army knife, brand new vehicle, or battery-operated kid’s version of your own car. Then, a few weeks later, it wreaks havoc on you. Out of the blue, the product you selected and purchased with a sense of victory sends you to the hospital because of a defective part or design flaw. What do you do next? Why, contact Portland product liability lawyers, of course.
Portland Product Liability Lawyers Keep Consumers Safe
The area of personal injury law that handles defective and therefore dangerous products aims to hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of commercial products accountable when they create products in such a way that they cause harm to consumers. There are three general categories of defective products that can set the tone for your personal injury claim:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Insufficient warning
A design defect refers to a flaw in the product’s inherent design that causes the entire thing to malfunction or pose a significant threat to the consumer. When the design of a product is unsafe, one can deduce that the entire product line is defective.
Manufacturing defects occur when well-designed products are made out of poor quality materials or are constructed in such a way that they do not hold up to the intended use.
Insufficient warning takes place when the product lacks sufficient warning or instructions. If someone is injured because there weren’t enough or clear instructions on how to use the product safely, the consumer may be entitled to damages.
Top Defective Products Categories
Even seemingly basic products can have a hidden element lurking in its construction or design that prompts it to act unexpectedly and cause damage. Electronics are particularly prone to defects because they are composed of hundreds of tiny moving parts. At times, they may also be susceptible to overheating. Toys, food products, and medical devices are common culprits. As Portland dangerous products lawyers, we frequently see cases involving:
- Automotive products
- Industrial products
- Children’s toys
- Sports equipment
- Medical devices
- Power tools
- Household electronics and appliances
- Child car seats
The chances that the car seat you bought for your toddler will hurt your toddler are far less likely than the chances your toddler will get hurt in a car accident without being in a car seat; however, no one should have to take such chances with their child’s life. Federal laws protect consumers from harm by requiring manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to uphold specific standards when making commercial products available to the public.
Dangerous Products Attorneys in Portland On Your Side
If you or someone you know has sustained a severe injury due to a faulty product, a personal injury lawyer in Portland who handles such cases can help you present your claim while you recover from your injuries.
Lying in a hospital bed for days missing time with your family and away from work is not an uncommon scenario following a dangerous product accident. If you’ve been hurt, you may be eligible to receive compensation for several factors associated with the accident:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- In-home care
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
Contact Richard Rizk and his team of dangerous products attorneys in Portland to discuss your case for free and with zero obligation. Richard Rizk has served his community for decades, fighting for the compensation his clients rightfully deserve and providing support throughout their journey. You won’t pay a cent until Rizklaw recovers for you! Call (503) 245-5677 or contact us online. You can use our live chat around-the-clock or email email@example.com.