Injured By Defective Equipment? Know Your Rights

 Manufacturers are required to meet specific standards when they release a product to the public. They have an implied obligation to make sure that their products are free from defects that can cause harm to the consumer. Failure to meet manufacturing standards, or failure to perform necessary tests on a product before release, is a negligent action by the manufacturer. Consumers have legal protection from this type of negligence.

If you, as a consumer, have been injured due to a defective product, you have rights under the law to receive compensation for your injuries.

Defective product injuries may include:

  • Injuries caused by a products failure to perform in the manner purchased.
  • Injuries caused by a product due to manufacturers defects in product design
  • Injuries caused by a product that are due to the construction of a product

Other scenarios may apply to defective equipment. If you are injured by defective equipment during work, you may have a separate case against the manufacturer above any workers compensation claim.

If you have sustained an injury from a defective product, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an attorney. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can review your case and determine the best course of action to take to claim your compensation.

Depending on the event, and the extent of your injuries, you may be able to claim compensation for:

  • Medical expenses for the injury, both current and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Potential loss of future wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Additional items that are determined by your attorney

Our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta are experienced in representing negligence cases that result in injury. Our firm also handles injury cases that are a result of auto accidents, boating accidents, dangerous medicines, medical malpractice, work related injuries, defective medical devices, insurance bad faith and animal attacks. Additional personal injury cases are also covered, but not listed.

A consumer has a certain expectation of security when purchasing a product for use. They believe the product is safe, and that using that product will enhance their life. When a product is used and an injury occurs, this trust has been broken. The negligent actions of the manufacturer have caused harm, and under the law, the injured party is entitled to fair and complete compensation.

You do not have to be a victim of poor manufacturing standards. When you have been injured by a defective product, seek medical attention, and then seek the advice of an Atlanta personal injury attorney.