When you buy a product, such as a toaster, car, children’s toy, or device, you expect to be able to use it as intended without unreasonable risk to you or your family. Unfortunately, some manufacturers, distributors, and sellers cut corners or fail to perform necessary safety checks before releasing their goods into the market. When you sustain injuries because of a faulty item, such as car brakes that do not work, Delaware law may entitle you to hold the at-fault company or individual accountable for their mistakes.

Instead of taking on this responsibility by yourself, partner with a Dover defective products lawyer on our team. At Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya, we can provide much-needed guidance, clarity, and advocacy during the legal process, helping to increase your chances of securing a favorable outcome. Our impressive team of personal injury attorneys has helped many people hurt by the negligence of others, and we welcome the opportunity to help you as well.

What Can Cause a Product To Be Defective?

Consumer goods can be legally problematic for a number of reasons. For example, the underlying design may pose unnecessary risks for unsuspecting consumers. Likewise, a mistake during the manufacturing process (such as failing to weld components together properly) may result in injuries later on.

The manufacturer, distributor, or seller may also fail to include the correct or sufficient warning labels. For example, a car seat may not give the right instructions about use or weight requirements, resulting in a toddler’s injury or death. Likewise, the item may be damaged during delivery, storage, or packaging, causing harm to people who use it as intended.

In theory, a wide variety of consumer goods can house defects that may injure someone, such as children’s toys, kitchen appliances, car parts, and gardening materials. Defective product attorneys could help affected Dover residents determine the underlying cause of their injuries and whether they qualify to bring a case.

Filing Suit Because of an Injury Caused by a Manufacturing Defect

When there is an issue with a good, such as a stove, dishwasher, or weed killer, an injured person may be able to bring legal action against those responsible. Depending on the circumstances, injured people may file lawsuits based on negligence or (in some cases) a breach of warranty. Negligence claims involve proving that someone who made, sold, or distributed the item made a mistake that harmed someone else.

In contrast, a breach of warranty claim accuses someone (e.g., the seller or manufacturer) of not following through on a written or implied promise about the product. For example, the seller may have led the consumer to believe the item was safe to use and did not have any fundamental issues. If this turns out not to be the case, the company that sold the product may be on the hook for breaking this promise.

Under Title 10 of the Delaware Code, people have a certain amount of time to assert a legal claim against the person or business that injured them. Dover attorneys who handle dangerous consumer goods cases can assist injured people with identifying and fulfilling the filing deadline that applies to their situation. They can also perform necessary research to locate key evidence they can use to support their arguments.

Call an Attorney in Dover After Getting Hurt by Faulty Consumer Goods

Enduring physical and psychological trauma because of a manufacturing or design flaw in everyday items, such as your family vehicle or backyard patio, can threaten to upend your life. When you have to miss work or pay extra expenses (such as repair or medical bills) because of a problem with a product, you may be eligible to seek damages. If you are successful in bringing your claim against the responsible party, you may receive payment for your reduced income, maintenance expenses, and other accident-related losses.

Our respected law firm stands ready to learn about your situation and determine if we can help you hold the at-fault person liable for their actions. We understand the challenges you may be facing in the aftermath of the injury-causing event and may be able to assist you with the legal aspects of this situation. Reach out to a Dover defective products lawyer at Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya to schedule an initial consultation.