When you purchase a consumer product, you expect it to work as advertised. You also expect no harm to come to you or your children as a result of using it. Companies have a duty to the public to ensure that the things they put on the market are safe. Flaws in design and manufacturing must be spotted and corrected before such products are distributed to retail outlets and put on shelves.

If you have been the victim of a defective product, then you should hold the company that makes it accountable.

Using The Law To Get Compensation

Is there a design defect in the product? Is there a manufacturing defect? Has the product manufacturer provided adequate instructions and warnings on the proper use of the product? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you have solid ground for filing a law suit.

Laws exist to protect consumers against defective and dangerous products. Indeed, people have been known to be critically injured by exploding cell phones and to be put at risk by defective medical devices. There have been cases in which children have nearly choked on toys not designed with their safety in mind.

Many people will try to absolve manufacturers of their responsibility by suggesting that anyone who buys a product should be aware of all the dangers it poses. This is a wrongheaded way of thinking. It is not up to you to think through all of the possible hazards a particular product presents; it is up to the people who design and manufacture the product to do that. When they sell on the open market, they give you an implicit guarantee that you will not be harmed by their product. If there is a danger they must tell you explicitly what it is and how to avoid it.

If the company fails to do this, then you should file a law suit against them.

The Role Of Your Attorney

Hiring a lawyer such as the ones found at the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp will help you get compensation for what you have suffered. This area of law can be complex and so you need to work with someone who has specialized knowledge of it and extensive experience in handling related cases. Your lawyer will be able to gather all of the relevant facts about the product. They will also be able to introduce evidence from subject-matter experts and testimony from others who have also suffered because of the product’s shortcomings.

To claim product defect is one thing; to prove it is another. The latter can only be done by someone who knows what they are looking for and has the ability to build a rock-solid case against the company that has designed and manufactured the product. Consumer companies will try their hardest to distance themselves from culpability. You must ensure that they do not get away with it, and you need not be frightened of their money and power. Having a good lawyer on your side makes all of that insignificant to getting justice.