Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed because of defective consumer products. At Buckley & Associates in Seattle and Tacoma, our product liability attorneys help victims pursue legal claims against the responsible parties for compensation to help recover from those injuries.
Call us today at (206) 622-1100 if you or your loved one is suffering from injuries caused by a defective product.
Types of Product Defects
In a product defect case, the plaintiff often needs to prove that the product was unreasonably dangerous in order to prove product liability. Generally, this can be shown in three different areas:
Failure by the manufacturer or seller to adequately warn about possible dangers associated with the product or failure to provide clear instructions for use can result in deadly consequences for the consumer.
For example, automobile coolants are extremely poisonous if ingested. Failure to properly label those products with a warning about their toxic nature could lead to poisoning.
Design defects can cause products that are manufactured perfectly to design specifications to fail during use.
For example, SUVs are often constructed with roofs that cannot support the weight of the vehicle in a rollover accident. In those types of accidents the result is the roof crushing occupants when the vehicle flips upside down.
Manufacturing defects render a product dangerous because it is assembled improperly.
For example, if an airbag in a car is not properly installed, it may deploy at the wrong time and injure occupants of the vehicle.
If any of the above circumstances occur and cause injury, you likely have a case against the manufacturer or retailer to recover compensation for your injuries.
Were you or your loved one harmed by a defective product? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation with one of our experienced defective product attorneys. We represent clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.