Why a Defective Product Lawyer?
To prevent injuries and deaths to infants and children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously to approve a new federal standard on March 4, 2014 intended to improve the safety of all infant’s and children’s strollers and carriages.
If you or a child were injured due to a defective product, it is important that you seek legal counsel from a defective product lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Attorney Group to learn more about your legal rights and to determine if you have a valid product liability case.
New Stroller Safety Standards
The new standard addresses several safety hazards associated with strollers that have been reported to the agency such as:
- Parking brake failures
- Detached or broken wheels
- Hinge issues that can cause amputated, cut or pinched arms or fingers
- Structural integrity
- Locking mechanism problems
- Restraint issues, such as restraint detachment or breakage or a child unbuckling the restraint
From January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013, the CPSC received nearly 1,300 reports of incidents related to strollers. The effective date for the mandatory stroller and carriage standard is 18 months after the final notice is published in the Federal Register.
In the past five years, the CPSC has approved several new federal safety regulations for various children’s products, including bedside sleepers, hand-held infant carriers, cradles and bassinets, infant swings, toddler beds, children’s portable bed rails, baby bath seats, baby walkers, play yards, non-full-size cribs and full-size cribs.
Product Liability Overview
Those who are injured due to a defective product should understand the importance of working with a defective product lawyer. In product liability lawsuits, the plaintiff has sustained an injury or experienced damage to property due to a defective or dangerous product. This product may be anything from a house, medical or industrial equipment, household appliance, motor vehicle or toy.
In many cases, filing a product liability lawsuit with a defective product lawyer is not to hold the manufacturer accountable for the injuries although this may help many families feel better about the incident. Rather, a product liability claim can help injured individuals to seek compensation from the appropriate parties because the manufacturers failed to meet their duty of providing a safe product for consumers.
Product liability cases do not greatly differ from other personal injury claims in that the injured party must still prove that the defendant was at fault, that he or she sustained and injury and that the fault of the defendant resulted in that injury. If you or a loved one feel as though you have a valid claim, a defective product lawyer may help you to recover damages such as scarring or disfigurement, pain and suffering, lost income or loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expenses and other damages.
However, it is important to remember that a statute of limitations does apply to product liability claims as well as personal injury cases. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this timeframe, you may forfeit the right to recover damages for your injuries forever. Consult with your defective product liability lawyer to learn more about this time limit and whether you are entitled to pursue a claim.
Injured? Contact a Defective Product Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love have been injured by a defective product, consider seeking legal counsel from a defective product lawyer today. Attorney Group can provide you with a free case evaluation to help you to determine if you have a valid claim. Our affiliated attorneys have experience in many types of product liability cases, and we can connect you with a defective product lawyer in an effort to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.