Clayton County PI Attorney Shane Smith Explains Inspection Needs for Defective Products

Everyday and all day long you use a long list of consumer and industrial products. From the minute you wake up and make coffee to driving your car and operating equipment at work, you are exposed to products that may be defective. While the majority of products have been inspected and work flawlessly, some products have not been inspected for safety and can produce severe injuries or even death.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission, known as the CPSC, is a federal agency that works in the public interest by keeping consumer safe by discovering and recalling unsafe products. This agency works through multiple channels:

  • Recalls
  • Public warnings & notices
  • Tests
  • Research

Its multi-prong approach helps consumers be safer and keeps negligent companies from selling their products to consumers who would otherwise have no knowledge of their defective products. However, with the sheer amount of new products created in Georgia and all over America and the number of imported products, the CPSC cannot inspect every single product before consumers handle them. If a product is not inspected and halted before it comes to market, innocent victims can experience the following types of injures:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Lost limbs
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Death

Innocent victims have suffered countless injuries and deaths from baby equipment, toys, pharmaceutical products, household items, power tools, cars, etc. Consumers are faced with so many hazards that consumers incur more than $900 million in damages from property damage, severe injuries and even death. The CPSC recalls more than 2,500 products every year because there is a defect that would otherwise hurt more people. Sometimes the problem is discovered before injuries or death, however, most of the time recalls are prompted when an innocent victim suffers injuries or death from the product.  

If you have been injured or have had a family member killed due to a defective product, you may have a product liability claim. When you speak with a Clayton County PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you will understand what damages you may be entitled to and how to obtain justice with a personal injury claim. Understanding how Georgia law treats innocent victims of defective products and how damages are determined is essential to maximize your justice and obtain closure. Call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Clayton County PI lawyer today!

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