All products that consumers buy have a risk to them that they could be defective and dangerous. And sometimes, all it takes is buying a certain product and using it to find out how harmful it truly is. Product defects can result from manufacturing, marketing, or design errors. Regardless of their origins, though, consumer products can not only inflict permanent and debilitating injuries to a person, but they can also be deadly.
If you live in Mississippi and you were injured by a defective consumer product you may be able to file a Mississippi defective product claim for compensation. To have your situation evaluated by an experienced attorney, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Jackson product defect lawyer at Germany Law Firm, PLLC.
What Consumer Products Have The Most Complaints?
According to the National Safety Council, there were almost 11 million people across the United States that had to seek emergency room treatment for the physical bodily harm that they suffered from a defective consumer product in 2020. For the majority of these victims, their injuries came from using simple daily use products that anyone would believe would be safe. But, consumers should know that anything they buy whether it is a television, a cleaning product, or a toy, can have the potential to be defective and if it is, it could pose a severe threat of harm even when used correctly.
The top three products that caused the most harm in 2020 included:
- Stairs, ramps, landings, and doors - 2.7 million injured
- Beds, pillows, mattresses - 816,000 injured
- Chairs, sofas, and sofabeds- 545,000 injured
The most heavily affected demographics for all of these consumer product defect injuries were young children aged 0-4 and older adults over the age of 65.
Defective products can lead to any of the following injuries and more:
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Head injuries
- Injuries to internal organs
After a consumer product injury incident, the knowledgeable Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can examine your case and advise you on your legal options for obtaining compensation should you file a claim. All damages suffered including medical expenses, missed wages, loss of consortium, as well as pain and suffering are just some of the losses that can be included in a claim.
When it can be shown that the manufacturer had a duty of care to the consumer but violated it, and this violation lead to their injuries, a Mississippi product liability claim may be applicable.
Speak to a Jackson Product Liability Attorney Today
If you believe that a product you bought malfunctioned or was faulty in some way and caused your harm, it could be beneficial to speak with the Jackson product liability lawyer at Germany Law Firm, PLLC. During your free consultation, you can discuss the details of your injury experience and review what legal options may exist to recover your losses. To schedule a free case evaluation, please call (601) 487-0555.