Household appliances, motor vehicles, furniture, sports equipment – almost any type of product can have a defect that causes serious injuries. If you were injured by a product while using it for its intended purpose, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and non-economic damages.
Depending on the cause of the defect, there are several parties that may be liable for your damages. These include the vender, distributor, manufacturer, and designer of the product. Your attorney may recommend that you include multiple parties in your claim to put yourself in a favorable position to recover the maximum compensation.
Often, the defendants in product liability lawsuits are powerful corporations that employ hard-hitting attorneys to defend their interests. As such, if you intend to take legal action, it is important that you hire an injury attorney who has experience litigating product liability cases.
If your injury happened in New Mexico, contact The Law Office of Brian K. Branch. Our attorneys have 32 years of combined experience protecting the rights of the injured. We will evaluate your case, gather evidence, calculate your damages, and help you make a claim for the maximum compensation. Call 505-764-9710 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Albuquerque.
Let’s take a look at four types of products that often contain dangerous defects:
- Pharmaceutical Medications
Before prescription drugs enter the consumer market, they must undergo extensive testing to identify any potentially harmful side effects and drug interactions. Unfortunately, these tests are not perfect, and an alarming number of patients have suffered major complications or died due to side effects that were not listed on drug labels.
Over the last few years, dangerous side effects have led to lawsuits involving the following medications:
- Invokana; and
- Motor Vehicles
Like medications, motor vehicles must undergo extensive safety tests; however, a single defective part is all it takes to cause a deadly accident. Auto manufacturers have paid out substantial settlements in claims that involved defective braking systems, airbags, tires, seat belts, and steering wheels.
An injury to a child is particularly tragic when it is the result of a toy manufacturer’s negligence. If your child was injured because a toy contained an obvious defect, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you would like to learn about recent toy recalls, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
- Household Appliances
Water heaters, clothes dryers, hairdryers, kitchen ranges – just about any household appliance can contain a dangerous defect. If you or a member of your family was injured by a defective appliance, you may have grounds for a claim.
An injury attorney from The Law Office of Brian K. Branch can evaluate your case, gather evidence, and help you make a claim for the maximum compensation. Our law firm has been representing the injured since 1997, and we will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. Call 505-764-9710 today to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Albuquerque.