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Do I Have a Product Liability Claim?

Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 2, 2015

When a product is defective, it can result in injuries or health concerns. Depending on the item and the situation, it may be appropriate to hire a personal injury lawyer. Identifying the best course of action will vary based on the problem that arises.

Harmless Defects

Harmless defects are often found on clothing or similar items. Even though the defective product may result in embarrassment or similar problems, it does not actually cause harm to the individual. When a product has a harmless defect, the best solution is returning the product to the store. Many storeowners will allow customers to return defective items for a replacement or for money back.

Minor Injuries from Defects

A minor injury may include a small scrape, bruises or breaking out in a rash from an allergic reaction. This type of defect may cause injuries, but the amount of harm is limited. In general, it may not be necessary to hire a personal injury lawyer if the defect does not cause major injuries.

Severe Injuries

When a defect in a product causes severe injuries, contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer to discuss the details of your case. Depending on the situation and the reason for the defect, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or the store. The manufacturer of the product may be held responsible if a defect causes a broken bone, severe cuts or any other severe injuries.

In the case of wrongful death, taking the manufacturer to court with the help of a wrongful death attorney may be appropriate and necessary.

Deciding what actions are appropriate after being injured by a defective product can seem complicated, but in many cases the defects are minor and do not cause injuries that require going to court. It is usually best to work with a lawyer if you or a loved one faces severe injuries due to a problem with the product.

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