Seattle Product Liability Attorney
When using a commercial product, one expects that it is going to be safe. If for some reason the product is faulty or defective and it causes an accident, or in the worst case scenario, a fatality, it is crucial that you contact a qualified attorney right away. Products such as automobiles, toys, appliances, medications or any commercial product if faulty or dangerous can cause harm. Automobile system failures can create terrible accidents. Some types of automobile product failures that can cause serious accidents include:
- Braking system failures
- Door lock failures
- Roof crush
- SUV rollover
- Seatbelt failure
- Other system failures
Another type of product that can be especially dangerous if defective is prescription drugs. The Federal Drug Administration approves a number of new prescription drugs every year after an examination process. During this time, it is the responsibility of the pharmaceutical company to notice, foresee and warn of any potential risks or side effects associated with their product. Furthermore, any defects in the drug should be found before the approval process to protect users from injury.
Unfortunately, many drug manufacturers have a greater desire to put the drug on the market and begin obtaining revenue, which causes them to cover up certain problems and risks from their product. If this is the case, they can be held liable for any injuries their drug causes. Defects in products such as prescription drugs that can cause injury and constitute a product liability claim include:
- Defects in the design of the product
- Defects in the manufacturing of the product
- Defects/failures in the marketing and labeling of the product.
Dangerous drugs can be extremely injurious considering the fact that people using the drug are likely seeking treatment for an existing treatment. Any accident caused by a product failure or defect needs the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney. You deserve compensation for damages if the commercial product was faulty, defective or unsafe. Product liability claims vary due to the extent of the damage that was caused.
Seattle Injury Lawyers Conducting Thorough Investigations
Ward Smith PLLC is home to a few highly experienced lawyers with a background in insurance underwriting, insurance adjusting and as defense attorneys. This background gives our firm a powerful understanding of the system in relation to compensation, claims and product liability lawsuits. It is important that you contact an attorney soon after the incident in case further investigation needs to be done. Witnesses and evidence can become hard to find as time goes by, and it is crucial that any needed investigation starts immediately.
A review and investigation of your case can determine whether a lawsuit can be filed. Medical products such as medications have caused death or health problems in the past. Big pharmaceutical companies have had to pay out huge settlements in many cases. However, they employ the top attorneys to fight for them, as they do not see the injured individual as person, but only see the liability of a case against them and how that affects the bottom line. When facing top attorneys, don't you think you deserve an equally powerful lawyer working for you? J.D. Smith's background as a trial lawyer will provide you with the legal support you need in such a case.