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Salt Lake City Product Liability Lawyer

It is not unusual for a commercially available product or prescription drug to be defective or even dangerous and result in product liability claims. Nearly any product under the right circumstances can become a hazard to the user or others. From food to baby furniture, fitness equipment, and cars, the products we trust to be safe sometimes end up being a hazard to health or the cause of serious injuries, even death. Products can be dangerous by design, or they may become dangerous due to the way they’re manufactured or labeled or when they are distributed by vendors with improper training. Product liability claims are usually quite complex because more often than not, there are multiple defendants to deal with when identifying who is responsible for the victim’s losses. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous product, Jardine Law Offices P.C. and our Salt Lake City product liability attorney can help. We have a history of helping injured clients receive compensation for their injuries and hold the responsible parties in their cases accountable for their losses.

Types of Dangerous Products

Dangerous products are ones that have a significant risk of injuring consumers when in use. Dangerous products are responsible for innumerable injuries every year and make up a large percentage of personal injury claims.

Some types of dangerous products include:

  • Products that contain sharp edges or blades, particularly when the edges are hard to see
  • Defective products that have been distributed to the general public
  • Products that reach high levels of heat, traveling speeds, or electricity voltages
  • Products containing poison or toxins, such as toys or jewelry with lead
  • Foods that have been tainted or expired
  • Food items comprising harmful substances
  • Illegal items or items with legal restrictions, such as illegal firearms or drugs

Some products are dangerous to begin with, such as weapons; consumers know there is a risk of injury when using these item. Age restrictions exist to prevent minors from purchasing high-risk products.

Another way products can become dangerous is if somebody alters or modifies their construction after purchasing them. For instance, modifying an electrical device increases the risk of shock or electrocution, just like messing around with a motor vehicle’s engine might make it dangerous to drive. DIY alterations and modifications usually don’t meet health and safety standards, making them extremely risky.

Determining Liability

It can be difficult to determine liability in a product liability case. Often times, multiple parties can be involved. An investigation will have to be held to determine when and how the product became dangerous to use. Did the defect occur during manufacturing, or during the distribution process? Or is it a result of the consumer tampering with its design? These are questions an experienced product liability attorney will ask when examining your case.

Contacting a Legal Professional

Don’t delay in filing your product liability claim. You have a right to collect monetary compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and other losses experienced due to a faulty or dangerous product. Contact our Salt Lake City product liability attorney now to schedule your no-obligation case consultation and get started with your claim.