Products Liability

Unsafe and defective merchandise injures and kills thousands of people annually.  These products pose unreasonable safety and health risks to the consumer.    

Every day, defective products are sold in retail outlets all over the United States that pose unreasonable safety or health risks.

Common Defects: 

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design defects
  • Inadequate warnings
  • Improper instructions regarding use

Defective products can include essentially anything that causes injury due to the negligence of the manufacturer or seller.  These include: baby products, power tools, household chemicals, automobiles, etc.  Each product presents unique dangers.   The victim of these accidents often sustains injuries such as:  burns, disfigurement, lacerations, etc.

Due to the serious ramifications of dangerous merchandise, the Federal Government created the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to identify and address the risks posed by consumer products sold in this country.  The CPSC develops voluntary and mandatory standards, pursues recalls of dangerous products, and provides safety information to the public as a part of its comprehensive plan to protect consumers and decrease the number of hazardous products on the market.

Regrettably, the CPSC cannot protect everyone nor prevent the sale of every unsafe product.  Dedicated personal injury attorneys protect your rights following such an injury.  If you have sustained an injury from a defective product, please contact our office promptly to speak with Mr. Shumate.  Chris will discuss the specifics of your case, advise how the law applies to your particular scenario, and help you determine the best course of action.  

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