Georgia Injury Attorney Shane Smith Gives An Introduction on Product Liability: Part I
When you buy any type of product, you expect it to work with little to no problems and not harm yourself, your family, or a third party when you are using it. Defective products have been sold to customers for as long as commerce has existed. If you have been injured due to a defective product an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you determine the true cause of your injuries and commence a civil claim against the appropriate parties.
Recent statistics from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have determined there are over 30 million injured people from defective products and more than 22,000 deaths annually.
While the CPSC does help American consumers out by recalling about 400 products every year, there are far more defective products that are undiscovered on the shelves which cause harm to innocent consumers. The CSPC is not to blame because they have a limited staff and budget; the negligent and reckless companies that manufacture, market and sell are the at-fault parties. Defective products are quite pervasive. With the rise in global trade and increase in imports, many products from China, India and other countries have imported their products with lower safety standards to America for our consumers. These same standards are used for the products they export to America and elsewhere. This increase in imports will only lead to more and more defective products.
What are Some Examples of Defective Products?
Defective products come from virtually all industries including:
- Recreational vehicles – defective brakes, engines, etc.
- Baby and children’s good – collapsing cribs, toys that break or contain toxic materials, etc.
- Firearms – faulty safeties, trigger locks and defective functioning parts
- Household appliances – have faulty wiring causing smoke damage, wiring, or parts that cause physical and emotional damages
These are just some of the types of products from some of the industries that hurt and kill people on a daily basis. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or has been killed from a defective product that a manufacturer has made and a wholesaler and/or retailer has sold to you, you may be entitled to recover based on the amount of your medical bills, lost wages and other losses attributed to your experience with a defective product.
Call PI attorney Shane Smith now at (888) 927-6955 to schedule a complimentary consultation to have your circumstances evaluated. The Law Offices of Shane Smith will let you speak with a Norcross accident attorney to determine the at-fault parties, what damages you may be entitled to recover and what steps are necessary to increases your chances of recovery.