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

Answers:

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, www.attorneypages.com


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