Nashville Design Defects Attorney
Consumers purchase products with the assumption that the product will not only work properly, but also without causing any harm. This trust and relationship between businesses and consumers is very important. Unfortunately, when companies abuse this trust and make faulty products, they put unsuspecting consumers at risk of accidental injury. The problems with a product may be introduced during the manufacturing process or they might be inherent in the plan for the product. The latter are referred to as design defects, and are the most common type of product defect.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports more than 21,000 deaths annually across the country from defective products, with a significantly greater number of individuals being injured. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a product with an unsafe design, legal action may be appropriate. Contact the Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Design Defect Cases
Because these defects are in the design of the product itself, thousands or millions of people can be affected. In order to pursue a design defect lawsuit, a plaintiff must be able to demonstrate some or all the following, dependent upon the circumstances, including the nature of the product and the degree of danger posed:
- The design was too dangerous for the product to even be built in the first place
- The company knew the product was dangerous but built it anyway
- There was a way to design a safer product
- Designing the safer product wouldn’t have been a major or unreasonable cost
You may need financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages resulting from your encounter with a dangerous product. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you to determine whether you may have a case in this situation.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our Nashville design defect lawyers are prepared to be of assistance throughout this difficult time. You should not be left to cope with the burdens resulting from an injury caused by a dangerous product. Contact us by calling 615-277-2765 today to schedule an initial consultation.