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Consumer Products

Defective Consumer Products

Experienced Product Liability Lawyers in Charlotte

In addition to cars, auto parts, pharmaceutical drugs, and medical devices, consumer products can have dangerous defects. When defective consumer products are created and distributed to the public, countless people can be hurt or even killed. This is something that should never happen.

If you were injured or if your loved one was killed after using a defective consumer product, you have the right to take legal action against the liable manufacturer and/or distributor. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to take part in mass litigation (known as “mass torts”) or you may be able to file a singular product liability claim. Our Charlotte defective product lawyers can help you understand your rights and determine the option that is best suited to your unique situation.

To learn more, contact Charles G. Monnett III & Associates for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Consumer Product Defects

Like any other type of product, consumer products can be defective in three primary ways:

  • Defective Design: When the actual design of the product makes it unreasonably unsafe for normal use
  • Defective Manufacturing: When a mistake during the manufacturing process renders a product or unit of products to be unreasonably unsafe for normal use
  • Defective Labeling: When the product lacks adequate instructions, warnings, and other labels, making it unsafe for normal use

It’s important to note that, in order to have grounds for a product liability claim, you must show that you were using the product as intended and without modifications when you were injured. If you altered the product in some way or were using it incorrectly (“negligently”), you will likely not be able to recover compensation.

Examples of Defective Consumer Products

While any product can be defective, some consumer products are more likely to be the subject of product liability claims.

Some examples of commonly defective consumer product include:

  • Household cleaners
  • Appliances
  • Children’s products and toys
  • Electronics
  • Furnishings
  • Food
  • Yard/garden supplies
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Helmets
  • Exercise equipment
  • Power tools

A good way to tell if a product was defective is to see if any recalls have been issued for it. Even if a product has not been recalled, however, it is still possible to show that it was defective and that the defect caused you harm. It’s important that you work with an experienced product liability lawyer in Charlotte, as these cases are complex and often involve exhaustive investigations and negotiation with large manufacturers’ insurance companies.

Contact Charles G. Monnett III & Associates for a Free Consultation

Since 1983, our firm has been fighting for the rights of ordinary people right here in our community. We believe that you should not have to simply deal with the consequences of a large manufacturer or corporation’s negligence on your own; our attorneys are prepared to fight tirelessly for the full, fair compensation you are owed. We treat our clients as real people with real challenges because we know just how overwhelming it is to suffer serious, catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one as a result of someone else’s careless or wrongful conduct.

Throughout our decades in practice, our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, so there are no costs for you unless we win your case.

Contact us online or call (704) 859-2003 for a complimentary case evaluation.

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  • $4.75 Million Defective Automobile

    Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.

  • $2.328 Million Defective Bow-Flex Machine

    Jury verdict on behalf of a man injured by defective Bow-Flex machine.

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