Defective or negligently designed products are those products that cause injury through their intended use. The defect may be discovered shortly after the product is purchased and installed, or it may not be discovered until the product has been used for some time. There are many causes of defective products, such as sub-standard manufacturing, improper storage/transportation, and negligent installation. Regardless of the cause for its defect, these products often cause injury when they malfunction.
Negligently designed products are those that are improperly designed and cause injury through their intended use. These differ from defective products, in that these items are defective and potentially dangerous prior to even being manufactured. Like defective products, a negligently designed product may not initially malfunction, but injuries are a near certainty when they do malfunction. Whether the product is defective in its design or the defect occurred during manufacturing, users of the product are often not notified of the defect.
Injuries suffered from defective products and negligent designs can be significant and permanent. You may find that you are unable to return to work following one of these accidents and that you are in need of ongoing medical treatment. As such, claims for injuries suffered from harmful products or negligent design often include claims for damages for pain and suffering, income losses, medical treatment and rehabilitation, and out of pocket expenses.
Velocity Injury Law has experience in successfully representing those who have been injured as a result of a negligently designed or defective product. We will assist you in identifying the source of the malfunction and those responsible for your injuries, as well as all potential sources of insurance coverage. We will provide you with legal advice on the appropriate claims to make and work with you to formulate and implement a litigation strategy, to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Regardless of whether a product is defective or negligently designed, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the owner or manufacturer of the product, or the owner and occupier of the premises where you were injured. Identifying the proper parties can be difficult to do without the proper tools. There may be specific time restrictions on providing notice of your accident, making the identification of the proper party even more important. Failing to meet these time deadlines, could result in you not being able to start a claim for your injuries, regardless of how serious they are.
If you have suffered injuries due to harmful products or negligent designs, you owe it to yourself to contact Velocity Injury Law today for a FREE consultation. We will assist you in identifying and notifying the manufacturer or owner responsible for your injuries. We will advise you regarding which damages to claim for and we will assist you in successfully making these claims.