Consumer products in the marketplace are expected to be reasonably safe for normal everyday use. Defective products can still make their way into the marketplace and lead to serious injuries. If you are a victim, you need to know how to protect yourself legally to help recover from the damages. Here is what you need to know about product design defects and how you can protect yourself if you have been injured.
What Are Product Design Defects?
A design defect affects how the product works when it is put together through the manufacturing process. Examples of product design defects would be a toy containing small parts that could make a child choke or carcinogenic ingredients in products the company knew about when it was made. The result of the defect leads to every one of the products being harmful to any consumer who uses them. In Georgia, a product design is considered defective when the potential risks outweigh the benefits.
Filing a Claim Against Product Design Defects
If you have been injured by product design defects, there are options available to hold the company accountable and pay for your injuries. You can file a legal claim against the responsible party for compensation with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering or other damages. Claims can be filed against product sellers, retailers, distributors and manufacturers.
In order to file a claim, you will need the trusted guidance of an experienced lawyer to help you prove your case. Proving that a product design is defective can be complicated. You will need to meet the legal rules and regulations of Georgia courts to prove that your injuries were the result of a defect and not something else. The lawyer can assist you in gathering evidence and advocating for you so you can receive full compensation for your injuries.
Injured By Product Design Defects?
Product design defects affect thousands of consumers every year. By working with the experienced team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP, you can receive the help you need to seek a full recovery. If you have been injured, the team can discuss your case and advise you on the next steps to move forward toward receiving full compensation. Call to schedule a consultation today.
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