Defective Product Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
When you purchase a product, you expect it to improve your life in some way — not to harm you or anyone you love. Unfortunately, there are times when consumer products suffer from some type of flaw that results in the user becoming sick or injured. When this happens, the injured party has a right to take action to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for the damage the product caused.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a defective product, we are ready to help you. At Faussette & Faussette PLLC, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to assess your situation, explain what legal options may be available to you, and advocate strongly on your behalf throughout every stage of the legal process.
Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, as well as Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Goodyear.
Product Liability in Arizona
In Arizona, product liability claims fall under one of three categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, or failure to warn. The following provides an overview of each:
Design Defects — A design defect results in a product that is flawed from its inception. An error in the product’s design can result in the item being unsafe for its intended use.
Manufacturing Defects — A manufacturing defect can cause an otherwise properly designed product to be built or produced with a flaw. This flaw during the manufacturing process can result in one or multiple iterations of the product being unsafe for use.
Failure to Warn — Even if a product is designed properly and manufactured correctly, failure to provide warning about potential health hazards or instructions for proper use can result in the user becoming injured by the product. It should be noted that the producers of the product are only responsible for providing instructions on the product’s intended use and any reasonably foreseeable dangers.
Elements Required for a Defective Product Claim
If any injuries or damages result from a defective product, you can pursue compensation and sue the entity responsible for what you’ve had to endure. To prove their liability, there is a specific series of elements that must be present in your claim:
You must prove that you have been legitimately injured;
You must prove that the product falls into one of the defect categories listed above; and
You must prove that your injury was caused as a direct result of using the product properly and for its intended use.
Once these things have been established, you have grounds to proceed with your defective product claim.
Filing a Defective Product Claim
Your attorney can help you navigate the entire legal process. This includes:
determining the party responsible (the designer, the manufacturer, or another party),
filing your claim,
negotiating with representation for the other party, and
representing you in court (if necessary).
The statute of limitations for a defective product claim in Arizona is two years from the date of the injury. Failure to take action within this two-year window will likely result in forfeiting your chance to seek compensation.
A successful defective product claim can result in financial compensation that can be used to pay your medical costs, cover lost wages, and pay for any other expenses that resulted from the incident.
Why You Need Legal Representation
The legal landscape is a complicated place, and anyone unfamiliar with the regulations and processes involved can quickly become overwhelmed and in over their heads.
When harm has been done and you are seeking to make things right through obtaining compensation, having a strong law firm by your side is key. Your legal representation can handle the more complex and challenging aspects of the process while you focus your attention on recovering from the damage you have suffered.
Defective Products Attorneys Serving Phoenix, Arizona
No more feeling lost or confused about where to turn if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product. There is skilled guidance available when you turn to experienced personal injury attorneys. If you are in Phoenix, Arizona, or the surrounding areas of Goodyear, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Peoria, or Glendale, call us at Faussette & Faussette PLLC to schedule a free consultation.