When products are available for purchase by consumers, they often pass rigorous design, manufacturing and testing processes to ensure the product is safe. Still, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, property damage, injuries and deaths from consumer product accidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion each year.
Consumer product recalls are announced almost every day, but some dangerous products remain available to the public, despite the risks. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to a defective product, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation.
Though nothing can undo what happened to you, our Cincinnati defective products lawyers can help you get justice and prevent others from suffering similar, or worse, injuries.
Common Defective Products
Virtually any product could have a dangerous defect that warrants a product liability claim. Some common consumer products that have previously been recalled include vehicles and auto parts, electronics, and household appliances. Other types of defective products include:
Unfortunately, many of these products are recalled after victims have been seriously or fatally injured.
In some cases involving defective and dangerous products, a class action lawsuit may be filed. These lawsuits involve one person representing a group who has suffered similar injuries as a result of the product. However, not all product liability lawsuits involve a class; an individual can pursue a claim with the support of a Cincinnati defective product lawyer.
Proving Product Liability Claims
A defective product is defined as an item commercially produced and distributed that is unfit for intended use, contains inadequate instructions, or is inherently dangerous due to the production process. Depending on the product, many mistakes can happen in the development process.
Usually, a defect can be identified by how the faulty attributes were produced:
- Design: the defect exists in how the product was designed, deeming it useless or inherently hazardous
- Manufacturing: the defect occurred during the manufacturing process
- Failure to warn: the defect or danger was not sufficiently detailed in the product label or instructions
If you or a loved one has been harmed, we encourage you to seek legal counsel to determine whether you have a case. Do not delay, victims can only file a product liability claim within a short period of time after their injury occurred.
Our defective products attorneys in Cincinnati can help you determine your legal options. We offer free case evaluations and work only a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid unless we are successful in obtaining you compensation.
Learn Your Rights as a Consumer
We understand how important it is for consumers to be informed, which is why our blog has an entire category dedicated to consumer alerts. Visit our blog to research products that were recently recalled.
If you or someone you know was hurt by a dangerous product, contact our Cincinnati attorneys for a free consultation. We can help you obtain the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve.
The product recall lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy successfully handled a claim for a woman who suffered injuries due to an epilepsy medication. She was awarded a settlement after the company failed to disclose the risks in using the medication.
Contact Our Cincinnati Product Liability Attorney for Assistance
Filing a case for a faulty consumer product requires extensive resources that individuals usually cannot obtain alone. From hiring expert witnesses to accessing similar cases and building a class action lawsuit, the attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have the tools and skills to fight large corporations in the courtroom.
Our attorneys are compassionate and personally concerned with each case we take on. We feel each client deserves personal attention and we dedicate all our resources to helping everyone obtain a favorable award or settlement.
If you or someone you love was hurt by a product you believe was defective, contact our Cincinnati product liability lawyers. We will thoroughly review your claim, and if you have a valid case, file the legal motions necessary to help you get justice.