Defective and dangerous consumer products send thousands of consumers to the emergency room every year. Under product liability law, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers can all be held responsible for injuries or death caused by their products. Our accident injury lawyers have decades of experience with product liability lawsuits.
Examples of defective products range from faulty children’s toys to defective motor vehicles to dangerous prescription drugs. Other examples of defective consumer products include:
- Lifting equipment
- Power tools
- Building equipment
- Electrical appliances
- Kitchen appliances
Get in touch with a personal accident lawyer by calling our office in Wyoming now at 307-527-7891 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form here.
Product defects can be classified one of three ways:
- Design defect – The product is inherently flawed because of how it is designed. These defects are independent of the manufacturing process. This type of defect frequently leads regulators – or even the manufacturer itself – to issue a safety recall.
- Manufacturing defect – The product has a manufacturing defect if it was designed properly, but became defective in the manufacturing process. This type of flaw is usually limited to small batches of the manufactured product.
- Failure-to-provide warning – The defect in a product causes an injury because of a manufacturer’s failure to warn of a specific danger associated with the normal, advertised use of the product.
If you have been hurt by a defective consumer product, reach out to a Wyoming personal injury lawyer by calling Burg Simpson’s Cody office at 307-527-7891.
Someone who has suffered an injury because of a defective product could have a valid claim against the product designer, manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. You could be entitled to compensation for:
- Economic losses, which include current and potential medical and rehab costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and other related out-of-pocket costs.
- Non-economic losses, which include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental and emotional distress.
- Permanent impairment and/or disfigurement.
- Loss of consortium.
Additionally, the surviving family of someone who has lost their life because of a defective product might be able to file a wrongful death claim. If this has happened to someone in your family, speak to a personal injury attorney in our Cody, Wyoming office by calling us at 307-527-7891.
Call the Experienced Lawyers in Cody, Wyoming
The accident and injury lawyers at Burg Simpson Wyoming have collectively handled thousands of product liability cases over the last 40 years, recovering millions of dollars in damages for victims in Wyoming and across the country. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured as a result of a dangerous or defective product, contact us as soon as possible. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form today or call our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891.