When businesses put profits before the safety and well-being of people, serious injury can occur. Faulty infant equipment and toys, poorly engineered electric appliances and other potentially dangerous products can cause thousands of disabling injuries each year.
Companies have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that the products they make will not harm the people who use or purchase them. When an accident or injury occurs due to rushing a product to market, cutting corners or ignoring safety concerns, the company who makes, sells or offers the product has a responsibility to provide recovery to the innocent victim or their family.
At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., our team of product litigation attorneys is familiar with the physical, emotional and financial damage that a defective product can cause. Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety.
Recently, Evenflo recalled nearly a half million infant car seats/carriers because of faulty handles. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that more than 150 infants had been hurt falling out of the seats because the handles would release without warning. Our law firm handles product liability cases against manufacturers in circumstances just like these. If you have a question about this particular product recall or other similar cases please do not hesitate to contact us.
When manufacturers know that they face the risk of being sued in a products liability lawsuit, it encourages them to make safer products. An injured consumer who prevails in a products liability claim may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain, suffering and mental anguish. A consumer may also seek punitive damages, which seeks to punish and deter those who demonstrate a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of others.