Consumers are all-too-familiar with product recalls arising of safety and design defects in all sort of consumer products: car seats, toys, vehicles, medical devices, electronics, and even consumable products such as unsafe or tainted food or beverages.
When people are injured or killed by consumer products society pays in excess of $1 trillion dollars each year, according to a 2018 survey by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Manufacturers of consumer products that harm people because an accident or injury occurs because the product is rushed in production or distribution while safety concerns are ignored must be held liable to bear their fair share of these costs.
The product litigation attorneys of Pignatelli & Associates, PC are experienced with the real world cost of defective products in terms of financial, physical and emotional damage. A person injured by a defective or dangerous product may, if they prevail in their claim, receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, lost wages, pain, suffering and emotional and mental distress. While manufacturers are aware that they face the risk of a lawsuit because of products liability, at times this is not a powerful enough disincentive. However, consumers injured of defective or dangerous products may seek punitive damages to punish bad corporate actors as well as deter future behavior of this sort from corporations that demonstrate a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the consuming public.
Victims of defective products often bring the suit not only to seek justice for their own injuries, but to make the world a safer place by holding manufacturers accountable and create an incentive for the production of safer products so that others are not hurt.
Our products liability lawyers are capable of assessing the facts of your defective products claim and advising you on the legal options available. If you or those you know have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation, confidential consultation.