Although most products are safe for use, some may have defects or flaws that can endanger the consumer. When a consumer purchases a product, there may be a problem with the design of the product itself. These design defects can mean that some level of malfunction will occur in a particular situation. As a result, consumers may experience serious and sometimes life-altering injuries because of a faulty design.
At the Finney Law Office, we believe that negligent product design companies should be held responsible for their defective products. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to a product design flaw, you can fight back for the financial compensation you deserve. For a free consultation regarding your legal options after an injury, contact the St. Louis design defect attorneys of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.
Common Design Flaws
Most companies test designs before the products reach the consumer market. As a result, widespread problems caused by a bad design do not affect many products. However, when these mistakes are made, the consequences may prove severe. Design malfunctions or flaws can occur in a vast range of products, including the following:
- Seat belts
- Airplane safety devices
- Toys and childcare products
- Electronic appliances
- Fire alarms or sprinkler systems
The injuries associated with these design failures can vary depending on the product. For example, car design flaws can both cause accidents and make injuries significantly more severe after collisions. On the other hand, electrocution and fire-related injuries are more common with electronic defects in appliances.
If you have been injured because of an improperly designed product, you may be able to take legal action against the party at fault. To discuss the details of your injury claim with an experienced legal advisor, contact the St. Louis design defect lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.