Defective Products Do You Know Your Rights?

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No one expects to be hurt when they use a product the way it was intended. However, things can go wrong in the design, testing, manufacturing, or even transportation process, creating a defective product. It is an unfortunate fact that many people are seriously injured by a number of products every year.

If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, it is in your best interest to file a personal injury claim for compensation. This can help you with medical expenses or lost wages while you struggle to get back on your feet. The defective product lawyers at Easley & Houseal, PLLC can guide you through the often complicated process of filing a claim.

Easley & Houseal can help! Contact us today to get started.

What Is a Defective Product?

Every year thousands of products are found to have serious defects or be unsafe and are recalled by either the manufacturer or a government agency.

A defective or unsafe product might have any of the following issues:

  • There was a flaw in the product’s design
  • A mistake occurred during manufacturing
  • A food item is contaminated
  • The product was made from unsafe materials
  • The product poses an unseen risk to consumers

Products can be on the market for months or even years before they are found to be unsafe, and many people can be harmed before the company issues a recall. Many people are affected by the defect before anything is done, making defective product claims an important warning to both the consumers and the manufacturer themselves.

How Do I File a Defective Product Lawsuit in Arkansas?

Safety and reliability are important concerns in all products, from prescription drugs to tires to lawnmowers. Whether it’s an expensive reputable brand or a budget line, the same rules apply: design and quality standards must ensure safety.

If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, contact an Arkansas product liability lawyer at Easley & Houseal, PLLC to protect your legal rights. We want to help you hold manufacturers accountable for the unsafe products they market to the unsuspecting public.

Who's Guilty: The Manufacturer or the Supplier?

In defective product cases, it’s easy for those who have suffered an injury to point the finger at one
particular party and believe that they were responsible, no matter the factors. However, it’s not always
so cut and dry and there are often other factors that need to be considered. The legal matters could come down to whether the manufacturer or supplier should be held accountable—or if there are situations in which both hold some liability. Here are some important things to consider.

When the Manufacturer Is Liable

The manufacturer is most often accountable when they design a product in a dangerous manner,
produce a product with a defect, or fail to warn about potential dangers. Any of these can be seen as a
negligent act and the manufacturer may be held liable for any damages caused.

When the Supplier Is Liable

If a product or good makes it to the supplier in a safe condition, but something happens on location that
presents a danger, the supplier may be considered negligent if a consumer is harmed. This is common in
situations involving food or beverages with expiration dates. They are manufactured safely, but if the
supplier allows a product to sell following an expiration date and the consumer gets ill, the supplier is
responsible.

When Can Both Be Liable?

It’s not as common for both the manufacturer and supplier to be held accountable, but there are
situations where this may exist. For instance, if the manufacturer had a defect in design or production,
or a failure to warn, and the supplier knew of the hazard but still sold it to the public, they may both be
held accountable legally.

At Easley & Houseal, we know that this can be complex. We go the extra mile to help you understand
what can be done if you’ve sustained injuries as a result of a defective product. We can help determine
who should be held accountable and the most effective way to move forward. Our St. Francis Countydefective product attorneys are here to guide you throughout the entire process, protecting your rights and best interests every step of the way. Count on our team to advocate on your behalf.

Contact our St. Francis County defective product lawyers at (870) 330-0015 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.