Any time we purchase a product, whether it is for our home, for fun, or for work, we assume that it will be safe to use. After all, why would a company sell a product that isn’t fit for consumer use? Most of the time, there is no issue but in some instances, manufacturers fail to ensure the safety of their products and consumers get seriously injured. If you have been injured because of a defective product in Baltimore County or throughout Maryland, it is important to speak with an experienced product liability attorney. The legal team at Markey & Orsi has nearly 30 years of experience helping clients stand up to the companies that caused them to become injured because of negligence. We will fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. Contact the Baltimore County product liability attorneys from Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.
Types of Product Liability Cases Our Baltimore County Attorneys Handle
When an individual is injured by a product and decides to take legal action, they will have to work with an experienced attorney to determine which category the defect falls into. The three most common product liability cases are as follows:
- Design defects: If the individual who designed the product itself failed to consider important safety aspects, consumers may become seriously injured. The victim of the defective product will be responsible for proving that there was a safer, yet economically feasible way to design the product that does not impair its use.
- Manufacturer defects: If it can be proven that the design of the product was safe but the manufacturer deviated from the approved design, the injured party may have a successful manufacturer defect case.
- Failure to warn: If a product is used as it is intended, it should be safe. However, it is important for companies to include warning labels that can inform the user of dangers of not using the product as intended. If a company fails to provide adequate warnings, they can be held liable.
Negligence in a Product Defect Case
Some of the defective product cases that our firm has nearly 30 years of experience handling include those regarding harmful drugs, defective medical devices, dangerous household goods, defective parts for automobiles, unsafe food, failure to label ingredients on food, unsafe children’s products, dangerous exercise equipment, defective machinery in the workplace, and more. It is important to note that when these cases arise, we will have to work together with an expert in that field to prove that the defendant was negligent. They will be able to retrace backward from the time that the accident happened all the way through each step of the design and manufacturing process to determine the cause.
Contact Our Product Liabiliy Attorneys
Consumers should be able to feel confident that the products they purchase are safe to use. When companies don’t meet the standards they should, it is up to the consumer to hold them accountable so they don’t continue making defective goods. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective product, contact Markey & Orsi today to discuss your case.