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Hitchcock Defective Products Lawyer

Dangerous and defective products are known for causing debilitating physical injuries. These incidents have the potential to cause physical pain and even prevent you from working for a few months, or permanently. Holding the manufacturer accountable for your injuries could be possible, but handling these cases alone is never easy.

A skilled personal injury attorney could help you pursue compensation from the manufacturer. These cases are different than typical personal injury lawsuits, as they are not necessarily based on proving negligence. A Hitchcock defective products lawyer could guide you through the legal process step by step.

How Do Products Become Defective?

There are different ways for a product defect to result in a serious injury. The three common ways for these objects to become dangerous include design errors, manufacturing defects, and marketing mistakes. A defective products lawyer in Hitchcock could pursue financial compensation for injuries that result from any of these issues.

Design mistakes are problematic, as they impact every item in the entire line. They can occur when the manufacturer fails to take careful steps to ensure an item is safe before it is created and sold in the public marketplace. The failure to perform adequate safety testing is another example of issues that occur during the design phase.

Manufacturing defects cover a wide range of issues, but the most common example involves errors during production. Human error is the most common cause for these problems. That said, this category extends beyond issues in a factory, and any defect that occurs between the design stage and the moment the item is purchased by a consumer qualifies as a manufacturing defect.

There are also marketing mistakes to be aware of. A plaintiff is only entitled to damages in this way if they were using an object as intended when the injury occurred. If there were not adequate warnings or instructions included, it is impossible for that person to know how to use it safely.

Recovering Compensation

These incidents have the potential to cause life-altering injuries. When a lawsuit against the manufacturer is successful, an injury victim could recover a wide range of monetary damages that aims to make up for the harm they experienced. Some types of compensation a Hitchcock defective products attorney could recover include the following.

Lost Wages

Serious injuries often leave the victim unable to work. This can have an immediate and dramatic impact on their financial situation, but through a successful injury claim, recouping those lost wages could be possible. The evidence used to determine the value of these claims usually involves employment records that establish the injured party’s wages.

Medical Bills

Paying for medical care following a defective product incident can be costly. In the case of catastrophic injuries, there could be a need for life-long medical care; and while these costs can be overwhelming, a successful civil lawsuit could compensate the injured for these expenses. Some common examples include the cost of surgical procedures, ambulance transportation, or pain management.

Pain and Suffering

Severe pain is a common occurrence in defective product accidents. From major skin lacerations to severe burns, the injuries that occur due to these defects can result in lasting, chronic pain that requires medical treatment and possibly even rehabilitative therapy. While these damages are subjective, an attorney could make the case for what these claims are worth.

Contact a Hitchcock Defective Products Attorney for Quality Guidance

If you were hurt in one of these incidents, the manufacturer of the product could be liable for your injuries. You should never assume the process of holding them accountable will be easy, whether it was a design defect or a marketing error. Having the support of a Hitchcock defective products lawyer could give you the upper hand when pursuing fair compensation for your injuries. Call Schechter, Shaffer & Harris today for a free consultation.

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