Orlando Defective Design Attorneys
Despite a seemingly endless list of government agencies that are charged with regulating commerce and protecting consumers in the United States, unsafe products continue to wind up in the hands of consumers. Those products frequently cause life-altering injuries to unsuspecting consumers. At Bailey Fisher, our defective design attorneys aggressively pursue the rights of victims who have suffered an injury or loss because of a defective design that rendered a product unsafe.
What Is a Defective Design?
“Product liability” is the area of the law that allows an injured victim to seek compensation for injuries caused by a defective product. In the eyes of the law, a product can be defective in several ways:
- Because it lacks an adequate warning
- Because it has a manufacturing defect
- Because it has a design defect
A design defect typically results in considerably more defective products than a manufacturing defect because the defect was introduced into the product at the initial design stage. A manufacturing defect, on the other hand, is introduced during the manufacturing phase, which tends to limit the defect to only those products manufactured during a specific time period or at a specific manufacturing location.
By way of illustration, imagine that a child’s crib is designed with a convertible side rail. The design for that rail, however, includes a faulty locking mechanism. As a result, the side rail comes unlocked when jiggled forcefully (as an older child may do) and slides down, putting the child at risk of failing out of the crib. Because the design of the rail locking mechanism itself is faulty, every crib manufactured with that design will be defective.
Compensation for Defective Design Injuries
When a design defect causes injuries or death, the victims or surviving loved ones may be entitled to compensation for both the economic (medical bills and lost wages) and non-economic damages (pain and emotional distress) suffered as a result. When a design flaw is responsible for making a product unsafe, the product designer may certainly be held liable; however, others in the “chain of distribution”, such as importers, wholesalers, distributors, or retailers, may also share in the liability. Determining who the negligent parties are in a product liability lawsuit is often one of the most challenging aspects of the litigation.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Defective Design Attorneys
The Orlando defective design attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law have the knowledge and experience to pursue your right to compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a defective product.
If you believe that you were injured by, or you lost a loved one because of, a defective design that made its way into a consumer product, you may be entitled to pursue the negligent parties and hold them accountable. At Bailey Fisher, we are committed to helping victims and surviving family members seek compensation from the parties responsible for introducing a defective design product into the marketplace.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando defective design product injury attorneys will evaluate your case for free. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.