Scottsdale Defective Product Injury Attorney Holding Manufacturers & Suppliers Liable for Product Safety
Tough representation when product defects cause death, permanent, and serious injuries
Businesses make fortunes from the products they design. That is especially true of the makers of cars, drugs, and electronic products. The makers of these products are in the best position to make sure the products they make and sell are safe. Manufacturers are the ones who decide how the product is to be designed, what materials are to be used, and what tests are to be done on the product. The consumer is not in a position to test the product. He or she relies on the manufacturer and those who sell the product to make products that will work properly, even in emergencies.
At Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale product defect lawyers hold manufacturers, distributor, and sellers accountable for defective products in several different ways. We bring strict liability claims that hold parts and product makers liable if their product is defective when used and if the defect causes injuries or death. We also bring claims for breach of warranty and for negligence.
The core elements of a product liability claim
In Arizona, to hold a company strictly liable for a product defect means that that the injured person or family of a deceased person does not need to prove the business was at fault. The following elements establish a case for product liability:
- The product, when used, was defective and the defect was unreasonably dangerous;
- No changes were made to the product after it was purchased; and,
- The defect is what caused the injuries or death.
Defects generally take one of three forms:
- The design of the product was improper;
- The design was proper but it was made improperly. Many manufacturers use substandard non-quality parts to save costs; and,
- There was a failure to warn the consumer of any risks involved with using the product.
A product can also be considered defective if the instructions on how to use it were not accurate.
Types of product liability claims
Our Scottsdale product liability attorneys handle product defect cases for any type of product. Most product defect cases fall into one of the following categories:
When brakes fail, the steering doesn’t work, fuel lines malfunction, tires tear apart, air bags don’t work, or other parts of a car don’t operate when you need them most; the results can be catastrophic. Every car part should work as it is intended to.
Medications and medical devices
Many medications perform wonders and save or extend lives. But some medications worsen a patient’s conditions or even cause someone to die. Implants for various parts of the anatomy and prescriptions that cause cancer, heart attacks, illnesses, bleeding, or any type of harm, instead of improving a patient’s health, should be taken off the market. The makers of these drugs and devices should be held accountable.
Children’s toys and products
Children don’t understand the dangers of the items they play with. Product makers who create toys for children should design those products with children in mind. Warnings to parents aren’t enough. The child shouldn’t be shocked, suffocate, or suffer other harm when using a toy that is supposed to be fun or educational. Cribs, clothing, and anything used by a child should be safe for that child to use.
Entertainment devices, appliances, and any other products that rely on electrical currents should be designed, made, and sold so that the users understand how to use them. When defective electrical product cause harm or death, our Scottsdale product defect attorneys fight to hold companies strictly liable in court or through strong settlements.
Work tools, equipment, and machinery should also work safely. If a scaffold doesn’t work, a crane swings wildly, a forklift can’t stop; workers can bring claims directly against the manufacturers even if they also have a worker’s compensation case.
Talk with an effective Arizona product liability attorney now
If a product defect causes an accident, it is important to speak with a skilled Scottsdale product liability lawyer as soon as possible. There are time limits for bringing product defect claims. It is important to preserve the product and to have the product examined by engineers and other product safety professionals as soon as possible. At Amar Esq. PLLC, we are ready to guide you through each stage of your case and demand a strong and complete financial recovery. To discuss your claim with a strong advocate, please call 480.802.8232 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment.
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We are defective product injury lawyers in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Amar Esq. PLLC, we focus on providing effective trial lawyer and litigation abilities to ensure your voice is heard. Whether your matter settles or ends up at trial in front of a jury, we strive to regain the quality and enjoyment of life you deserve.