Product manufacturers and distributors that provide defective products causing injury and death can be held liable by a wrongful death attorney. Each year, consumers are injured while using medical devices, cars, sporting equipment, and appliances that they believed were safe. In the worst circumstance, the injury sustained is fatal to the consumer. In these cases, a wrongful death attorney can help the victim’s family file a claim for compensation.
What is Considered a Defective Product?
A product that malfunctions seriously enough to cause an injury may be considered defective. Defective products may be the result of:
- Product was manufactured incorrectly
- The design of the product was defective
- The product did not carry adequate instructions or warnings regarding proper product usage
Examples of defective products may include:
- Children’s products such as cribs, highchairs, or toys
- Medical devices or pharmaceuticals
- Motor vehicle parts, such as malfunctioning brakes, tires, or steering components
- Sporting equipment, such as bicycles, gym equipment or guns
- Tools and industrial equipment, such as cracked wheels, loose blades, or overheating motors
When a defective product causes a fatal injury, the survivors may be able to work with a wrongful death attorney for file a claim for compensation.
Can you Sue a Manufacturer if the Product was Recalled?
Often, a product recall occurs after many consumers have suffered injury or death from a defective product. Despite the recall, the victim’s family may still be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The recall does not negate the product’s manufacturer from liability for injuries or death related to product use.
Who is Liable for a Wrongful Death from a Defective Product?
Wrongful death claims can be very complicated, which is why we recommend using the services of a wrongful death attorney. Sometimes, multiple defendants may be liable for the fatal injury. The manufacturer of the product is one possible defendant. In addition, it may be possible to hold the product assembler, wholesaler, or retailer of the product liable as well.
A wrongful death attorney in our firm has great experience in these types of claims. Proving negligence in wrongful death claim for a defective product can be difficult. Our firm often uses experts such as engineers and other professionals to help confirm that a defective product caused the victim’s death. In strong product defect lawsuits, the attorney must demonstrate that the victim used the product as intended and the accident still occurred. Many defense attorneys will seek to dismiss a wrongful death claim based on product misuse.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC Today!
The lawyers at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC provide representation for families of those wrongfully killed by defective products. We offer a free consultation to review the circumstances surrounding the accident. Customer satisfaction is our most important goal, and we seek to build relationships with our clients through effective communication, competent representation, and trust. Contact us by phone at 215-666-7777 or send us a message to speak directly with an attorney. We only earn a fee if we achieve compensation for your family, so you can feel confident in securing the legal services your family deserves at this difficult time.