Defective products

Please identify the factors that have encouraged purchasers of defective products to sue for damages.

Asked on June 27, 2009 under Personal Injury, Texas


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily, people file lawsuits of any sort because they've been harmed, suffered injury and financial and/or emotional loss.  That can range from recovering the price that was paid for something that doesn't work, or doesn't work as promised, to suits for wrongful death because a product was defective (such as the Ford Pinto, that had bad design features that caused it to catch fire too easily when hit from behind).

Winning a case based on a defective product usually requires proof that it was unreasonably dangerous when used as intended.  These are often difficult, complex cases that require expert witnesses and considerable high-end preparation.  If you believe you have a case like that, one place to look for an attorney who can review the facts is our website,

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