When you woke up this morning did you use a coffee maker? An electric toothbrush? Did you throw your outfit into the dryer to get the wrinkles out? Did you get into your car or take some form of public transportation? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you have used a product with the potential to cause injury, or worse, death. Our North Miami Product Liability Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates want you to know that defective or malfunctioning products are not just exploding cell phones or vape pens. Products are anything that you use throughout the day.
When Samsung came out with their exploding phones, everyone was quick to get rid of them. There were advertisements suggesting that you turn in your phone. Even the TSA at the airport was confiscating phones in case one were to implode while on a place. Some products you hear about because a lawsuit has forced them to advertise the dangers of the defective product. Yet, did you know that there are thousands of recalled products that consumers don’t hear about and they continue to use? From children’s toys to kitchen tools, you may be using a product that can result in injury.
Defective or malfunctioning products happen when you least expect it. So how do they get past inspection? The truth is even though products are created and tested, it isn’t until they reach the public do the real tests begin. There are three reasons a product goes defective:
Injuries resulting from defective or malfunctioning products are dependent on the kind of product you use. For example, if you are using a vape pen and it explodes in your pocket then you are likely to experience burns and lacerations. If you are driving your car and your airbag doesn’t deploy then your injuries may be more severe.
Regardless, of how you are injured as a result of a defective or malfunctioning product, the company and/or manufacturer should be held liable for the damages. The best way to start this kind of process is to speak with a legal professional. Call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates today. We have the resources and experience to ensure that you receive compensation for the injuries you sustained.