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Death from a Defective Product: The Rights of the Close Family.

Consumers use commercial products in hundreds of ways, every day, from driving a vehicle, to using tools, equipment, cellphones, baby products, home appliances, and countless other items. The assumption is that these products are safe to use. Unfortunately, a product on the market may be defective, and cause fatal injuries. If a defective product led to the death of a family member, the close family may have the right to seek justice and compensation by bringing a product liability claim or lawsuit.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Grand Junction, CO

When a loved one dies, whether a spouse or child, the family left behind are devastated, with immeasurable grief and loss. A wrongful death claim can be especially important, both to achieve justice, and provide for a family that has lost the support and love of a family member.

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What Makes a Product Defective?

Defective products can be released on the consumer market through various situations, and each case of wrongful death has unique facts. The ways a product could be defective include:

Manufacturing Defects

A product that is usually safe for consumer use may have been incorrectly assembled or manufactured, affecting only a single item, or a set of items in the same manufacturing run. The types of defects that could occur are endless, as any faulty component can cause the product to malfunction, leading to injuries or death, whether on a digital device, vehicle, tool, furniture, or any other product. In some cases, a defective product is recalled – but not every person using the item may be aware that they are at risk, as a product recall takes time. Some of the more recent recalls. As reported by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) include, to name just a few:

  • Vehicles
  • Food products
  • Toys
  • Baby items (infant walkers, toys)
  • Child sleepwear
  • Golf carts
  • Candles
  • Strollers
  • Stoves
  • Mattresses
  • Space Heaters
  • Snowmobiles
  • Child safety seats
  • Tires
  • Boats

Design Defects

A product may have a design defect that makes it unsafe. A product, whether a vehicle, baby crib, or any other item that proves to be unsafe after many consumers are either injured or died, will eventually be recalled – but the damage has already been done, with innocent babies, children, or adults dying. The recall process may only come after hundreds of people have been injured or died. A product liability lawyer can investigate the facts in the case to determine who is liable, whether the manufacturer, designer, or retail outlet where the product was purchased, or all three.

Failure to Warn

Any product must be used correctly, and if there is any danger, the consumer must be warned. When a manufacturer fails to warn, it makes it possible to file a product liability claim to recover compensation for the family who suffered the tragic loss of a loved one.

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: The Process

If your loved one died due to a defective product, it is important that legal action is taken against the liable parties, both for your family, and for other consumers who may face the same devastating situation. The process requires intensive work from a products liability attorney, who will work with professionals to evaluate the product to identify what went wrong. To prove a claim, several elements must be proven:

  • The product caused the death of your family member
  • The product was defective.
  • The defect (or failure to warn of a danger) was the cause of the death
  • The product was being used as directed by the manufacturer.

These are complex cases, and manufacturers typically have teams of defense attorneys to attempt to reduce the value of a legitimate claim. Ensure your Grand Junction wrongful death lawyer has extensive court experience and will dedicate the time and attention necessary to you and your family. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we take our responsibilities to our clients extremely seriously – we know they rely on us to achieve justice for them.

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Contact Us Today

Our firm offers a free case consultation to prospective clients in our area to discuss what occurred. When we take on a case, we pursue every form of compensation possible, relentlessly, as we believe our clients deserve. Contact us today at (970) 243-4357.

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