Defective Product Lawsuits Lawyer
When a manufacturer creates a defective product that can harm consumers, they can be held liable. Under product liability laws, a company can be sued for damages caused by a defective product they produced. When many people are harmed by the same defective product, often these consumers band together and form a class action lawsuit to hold the manufacturer liable for damages.
Defective products come in many forms. Automotive parts, medical devices, household appliances, electronics and various other products may have defects or design flaws that can cause harm, or they may not work as advertised. Companies are expected to produce safe products that perform as expected. If there is a risk, a warning should be provided to prevent injury. When a company allows a defective product to be released to consumers and those consumers suffer injuries or financial harm from loss of value or needed repairs, the company may face litigation.
Benefits of a Defective Product Class Action
Any consumer harmed by a defective product may be able to pursue a claim against the company. However, a class action can have benefits. Instead of hundreds or thousands of individual claims against a company, the plaintiffs work together under one umbrella class action lawsuit. This reduces the overall litigation costs versus hiring a legal team for every plaintiff. If the case is won, there is only one law firm to pay, and the cost can be shared by all the members in the class action lawsuit. Plus, if the product is small or inexpensive, the financial loss may be small per consumer, but by filing a class action, the voice of the public can be heard to stop the production of inferior products.
If you have purchased products that are defective, causing injury, loss of value or requiring repairs, you may be one of many harmed by the same company. Contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP to find out if a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer could be an option to recover monetary losses. Even if the financial loss is small, you may be able to receive a monetary incentive for initiating a class action lawsuit as the lead plaintiff.