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Defective products cover a wide range, from dangerous toys to dangerous drugs. But many of these products often share one thing - the company that made them didn't do enough to make them safe. If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies because of a dangerous product, you may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Defective product attorney Dean Waite of Mobile, Alabama knows companies have a legal responsibility to make products that are safe to use and don't pose a serious threat to consumers. Unfortunately, they sometimes put profits before the safety of the public. They may be aware that a product has a manufacturing or design defect but choose to market the product anyway. They might stop selling the product after a recall, but sometimes consumers already have been hurt or lost their lives because of the company's negligence.
In legal terms, these cases are known as product liability claims, and such cases can be complicated. Companies and their insurance carriers might aggressively fight any claims or offer unreasonably low settlements to victims. They typically have a team of attorneys working behind the scenes, protecting the company's interests.
You can level the playing field. Don't hesitate ... Call Dean Waite. Call (866) 434-5840 right now to find out how attorney Waite can help protect your rights.
What is a defective product accident?
There are many reasons why a product might be considered defective. Sometimes, companies fail to design the product correctly. Other times, companies do not conduct rigorous safety tests designed to find flaws with such products.
Depending on the product, specific state or federal agencies have strict guidelines for testing certain products. Prescription drugs, for example, must meet various rules and regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Another key factor in a defective product case concerns whether the company knew the product posed a safety risk to the public. If the company knew but concealed such information, you and other injury victims could have grounds for a defective product accident claim. Sometimes, consumers can choose to be part of a class action lawsuit.
Why should I contact Dean Waite about my Alabama defective product claim?
Corporations have a lot of legal muscle to protect their interests. Victims who try to deal with them on their own may end up frustrated or feel intimidated into accepting a small offer.
Dean Waite & Associates, LLC doesn't care how big or important the corporation might seem to the public. Dean Waite knows the law is on your side. By gathering evidence and working hard to find the truth, justice will prevail. A lawyer well-versed in state and federal law and familiar with how insurance companies operate, attorney Waite knows how to build compelling legal cases that produce results.
You have too much at risk to leave your future to chance. Contact us and find out how attorney Waite can help you with your defective product case. Call (866) 434-5840 and schedule a free case evaluation. Best of all, you only pay us if we win your case. It's that simple.
FAQs about Defective products
Finding accurate information about consumers' rights when it comes to defective product cases can be very difficult. A lot of conflicting information exists. Knowing which sources to trust can be a challenge. As a service, we created this section devoted to frequently asked questions about defective products.
- What are common defective product claims?
- What is a class action defective product claim?
- How much is my defective products case worth?
- Should I accept an offer for my defective products case?
- Should I file a defective products lawsuit?
What are common defective product claims?
Dangerous products frequently cause serious injuries or even fatalities. Companies have a responsibility to create safe products and thoroughly test them. Unfortunately, some companies put profits ahead of consumer safety. Common examples of dangerous products include:
- Defective appliances - Machines that people use every day have a significant possibility of causing illness or injury. A prominent recent case, for instance, concerned washing machines that tended to accumulate mold, causing respiratory issues.
- Defective car parts -While most accidents are caused by human error, sometimes the vehicle itself - and by extension the manufacturer - is to blame. Defective tires, brakes and other car parts put people at risk on the road every single day. A related set of claims are called "crashworthiness" claims - situations where a vehicle causes occupants to suffer worse injuries because of inadequate safety equipment or design flaws in the vehicle itself.
- Defective toys -Hazardous materials, sharp objects and small toys that children swallow lead to serious injuries. Tragically, many manufacturers put the safety of children at risk for the sake of improving their bottom line.
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices - Pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturers are subject to especially tight regulations. See our dangerous drugs page for more information.
What is a class action defective product claim?
When large numbers of people are affected by the same defective product, those people might have grounds to take legal action as a group against the corporation that made the product. In such cases, the plaintiffs may be part of a class action lawsuit, one of the most common forms of legal action large numbers of injured people take against a corporation. Class actions often include injury victims from around the country. As a result, the court case will likely be argued in federal court anywhere in the country.
How much is my defective products case worth?
There's no set amount for the value of specific defective product cases. Depending on the severity of your injuries and whether the company that made the product knew it was dangerous, your case could be worth anywhere from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars.
Should I accept an offer for my defective products case?
Before making a decision that essentially ends any case you may have against the company, we urge victims to carefully review the offer. If you need help, contact us. We can help you review any offer you receive. If we believe it's a good offer, we'll tell you so and encourage you to accept it. But if we believe your offer does not fairly compensate you and you deserve more money, we're prepared to tackle your legal case and fight for what's rightfully yours.
Should I file a defective products lawsuit?
Many legal options exist for people injured by defective products, including filing a lawsuit. When you meet with us, we can discuss all the options you have and then help you decide the best course of action based on your specific case.