In Arizona, there are three situations for which consumers may file a product liability claim. The first is if a product, component, or engineering design flaw causes injury or damage to property. This can cover anything from poorly-executed engineering to defective packaging. For example, prescription pill bottles are supposed to have child-proof caps, so if the bottle were to ever get into a child’s hands they would not be able to open it and swallow the prescription medicine. If you were given one of these bottles without a properly-manufactured child-proof cap and your child became sick because of this, you are well within your rights to sue the manufacturer for their defective product. As a consumer, you deserve the peace of mind and confidence that the products you purchased are safe.
The second situation is a defect in manufacturing such as a car part that might have been improperly installed. The part itself may not have been defective or dangerous alone, but when improperly installed it can lead to an overall failure that leads to a car accident, injury, or even death. If an incorrectly-installed part contributed to a motor vehicle accident, this can make your personal injury case even more complicated, as you may be dealing with both the insurance company and the car manufacturer. In such a complex situation, it is especially important to have a Tucson injury lawyer on your side.
The third type of product liability includes cases where there was a failure to warn or the warning on the label misled the consumer to behavior that led to injury. An example of this is the standard child choking warning that comes on many toys and games today. If a toy had small parts that babies and toddlers could choke on and the item did not include such a warning, a well-meaning parent could let their children play with the toy. These children could then suffer serious injuries or wrongful death as a result. A misprinted label on a medicine bottle also falls under this type of product liability, as it could cause any consumer to take an incorrect dosage of the medication and suffer dangerous effects.
Any of these three types of situations can be grounds for a product liability lawsuit. After an injury, it is common to feel overwhelmed. You deserve to focus on your recovery, but you also deserve fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, you can focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you the best possible settlement.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a product injury, it is critical that you contact a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record. Call Grabb & Durando. We will fight for your rights and help ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.