Defective Consumer Products
Product Liability Lawyer
Manufacturers of consumer products like household appliances, including stoves, cooking ranges, washers, dryers, ovens, children's toys, cribs, bassinets, sports gear and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are responsible for making products that are safe for consumer use. Consumer product safety guidelines require manufacturers to safely design products, use proper materials during manufacturing, eliminate manufacturing defects and include proper warning labels. In the event that safety measures have not been met, manufacturers, dealers and distributors can be held liable for injuries sustained.
Immediately contacting a product liability attorney is one of the most important steps you can take following any type of injury caused by a defective consumer product. You may have the right to seek
financial compensation for medical care, lost earnings and possibly much more, but without legal counsel you may find that your ability to seek fair compensation is limited. At Arnold & Itkin LLP we are here to fight for your interests. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and are prepared to see how to seek maximum compensation in your product liability lawsuit.
Some of the types of consumer product liability claims we can handle include:
Appliances and Electronics
Defects in commonly used household electronics and appliances, including irons, gas stoves, electric stoves, toasters, microwave ovens and other large kitchen appliances are the cause of serious accidents and injuries every year. Defective electric stoves and ovens can cause electrocution hazards, resulting in minor skin burns, electrical shock and even fatal electrocutions. A poorly designed gas stove with an improperly positioned burner can lead to fires, resulting in burn injuries. Large kitchen appliances like refrigerators can tip over if its legs are not balanced properly and
carbon monoxide poisoning can result from the use of furnaces, cooking ranges, water heaters and portable generators. Click here to read more
about defective appliances and electronics.
Every year children suffer potentially fatal strangulation injuries when the drawstring of their clothes gets snagged on furniture or their cribs. Other commonly used children's products that pose such dangers include blankets, high chairs, cribs, playpens and strollers. These accidents are very often attributed to improper designs. Click here to read more
about defective children's products.
It is estimated that 80 percent of all toys American children play with are manufactured outside the United States. Too often, these toys contain unacceptably high levels of lead paint that can cause developmental and neurological defects in growing children. Click here to read more about dangerous toys.
Defective Sports Equipment
Sports fun can quickly turn into tragedy when helmets don't offer ample protection in the event of an accident or when exercise gear fails, resulting in major musculoskeletal and other injuries. Click here to read more about defective sports equipment.
Since they were introduced, ATVs have constantly been in the news as they have contributed to many injury accidents. The Yamaha Rhino, for example, has been the subject of several product liability lawsuits due to a design defect that causes it to topple over while turning, trapping the driver's legs beneath the machine and possibly causing severe crushing injuries and amputations. Click here to read more
about defective recreational products.
Garden furniture that is prone to breakdowns and collapses, faulty lawn mower blade guards and barbeque grills and fire pits that pose a threat of explosion are just some of the defective outdoor products you may use every day. Click here to read more about defective outdoor products.
Injured by a defective consumer product? Contact an attorney.
Acting quickly and retaining legal counsel is crucial if you were injured or lost a loved one as the result of injuries caused by a defective consumer product. With our experience in this field and our unwavering commitment to seeking justice for the injured, we are prepared to fight for you.
For a free consultation, contact a product liability lawyer today.