Lawyers for Unsafe Products in Michigan
When we buy something, we assume that it wouldn't be offered for sale if it weren't safe to use. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured by unsafe consumer products such as defective children's toys, unsafe household items, contaminated food and many others.
If you or someone you care about was hurt or killed by a defective product, contact us today at one of our 6 locations listed or contact us online for a free consultation.
Manufacturers have a legal duty not to offer us unsafe products without warning. When they fail in that duty and someone is seriously injured or killed, we have the right to hold them legally and financially responsible for those injuries. Michigan law defines three ways in which consumers can claim a product was defective:
- Defective design, in which the people who originally planned the product designed a flaw into it, so that every individual product has the same flaw.
- Defective manufacture, in which the design of the product is fine, but something went wrong when it was being made.
- Failure to warn, in which a product either doesn't carry any warning at all about potential hazards of using the product, or carries a warning that's not effective enough.
An injured consumer may sue over a defective product even if he or she was not the original buyer, but must show that the defective product caused the injury; that it was used as intended and that it was not substantially altered. Unsafe prescription drugs are a special type of defective consumer product.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a defective product, you have the right to ask the manufacturer for money to cover your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering and any permanent disability or loss. We will also protect you from medical malpractice. In order to protect that right, you should speak with the experienced product injuries attorneys at Bernstein & Bernstein, as soon as possible. For a free consultation, call the Product Liability Lawyers at Bernstein & Bernstein today at one of our six convenient locations listed or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form.