In 2012 and 2013, there were 94,960 product liability cases filed in federal courts in the United States. This accounts for 1 out of every 6 cases that were filed. In 2012, the median jury award for product liability lawsuit was $1,503,339.2 while the average award was $3,439,035. In recent years, the largest product liability cases in the US involved auto parts, silicone implants, and asbestos.
Under the consumer protection act, you can now sue the manufacturer for injuries caused by a defective product.
If you have suffered physical or mental injury or financial loss due to a defective product, you may be able to receive compensation. While 100% safety cannot be guaranteed, product manufacturers are still liable to ensure that anything they manufacture for consumer use meets certain safety standards.
According to the Consumer Protection Act, all manufacturers need to make sure that all the products they produce are safe. Things that may affect the safety of product include manufacturing errors, faulty design, use of unsafe, hazardous or other unsuitable materials, inadequate safety features, etc. A manufacturer may also be liable if their products do not have adequate safety warnings.
There are many different types of product liability claims. Some examples are:
This list is not exhaustive and the product or the way it is marketed may have other types of defect which may make it possible for you to claim compensation.
Injuries caused by defective products are more common than you think. Injured people can hold the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor liable for their injuries.
Here is a look at some of the type of damages you can receive for defective products:
If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed due to a defective product, you should contact one of the many personal injury lawyers at RMFW Law at (212) 697-9280. No one delivers for their clients like us. RMFW Law knows how to start and finish cases.
RMFW Law has been around the block many times before. We know how to surge forward and claim victory. The first meeting is free. Give us a call. Let us determine if your case is viable or not. We want to hear what you have to say. If someone did you wrong, we will present a fantastic game plan for you. We have won millions of dollars for past clients, do you want to be on this striking list?