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Farmington Product Liability Attorneys

Farmington Product Liability Attorneys

When we purchase a product at a store, we expect it to be safe. Businesses are supposed to make sure their products are safe, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Anything from toys and household items to cars and medication can injure a consumer. In New Mexico, product liability laws are designed to protect consumers from these defective products and provide avenues for legal recourse in case of injury or harm.

Have you been injured by a product? Contact Shapiro Law Team. Our experienced product law liability lawyers help you form a case and recover compensation for your injuries. Call us for a free consultation.

Product Liability Laws: What Are They?

A product liability refers to the legal liability a business or manufacturer has to compensate consumers for dangerous, defective products. If a person has been injured by a product, they can file a product liability law claim. This is a type of civil case brought against the manufacturer or distributor.

If you want to file a product liability claim in Farmington, you have to present evidence like the intended use of the product, causation, and injuries suffered. A product liability lawyer can help you collect evidence and put together a solid case.

Legal Principles and Standards

Strict liability holds manufacturers, distributors, and sellers responsible for any harm caused by defective products, regardless of fault or intent. To win a product liability case in New Mexico, you must prove:

  • The product was defective
  • The product was defective throughout the manufacturing process
  • The product was dangerous
  • The product injured you due to its defects

Negligence requires demonstrating that the defendant breached their duty of care by failing to make sure their product was safe. Breach of warranty occurs when a product fails to meet the standards promised by the manufacturer or seller, whether expressed or implied.

3 Types of Product Liability Lawsuits

There’s not just one type of product liability lawsuit out there. Learn about the three types of product liability lawsuits below.

Design Defects

Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with the actual product, but its design is flawed. This means that even if the manufacturing process is flawless, the product remains defective because of its inherent design flaws. People such as designers, engineers, and design firms can be held responsible for these product defects.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects happen during the production process of a product or one of its components. Despite a perfect design, errors during manufacturing result in flaws in the final product. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects can often be corrected, allowing the product to return to the market safely.

Marketing Defects

Marketing defects are challenging. In essence, a product is considered to have defective marketing if the product fails to warn consumers about potential risks. Companies may be liable if they neglect to provide warnings about foreseeable risks, even those associated with unintended uses of the product.

Product Liability Cases We Handle

Shapiro Law Team is well-versed in handling product liability cases. With a proven track record of successful settlements and hundreds of positive client experiences, we’re here to help you navigate through this tough time. Our firm takes on product liability cases due to the following defective products.

Motor Vehicles and Parts

Cars are great, but they can be dangerous if something goes wrong during the manufacturing process. Defective motor vehicle parts and manufacturing issues are more prevalent than many realize. Here are some factors that might lead to a product liability case:

  • Tire tread belt separations or tread detachment
  • Defective airbags
  • Sudden or unintended acceleration
  • Defectively installed or designed fuel tank systems
  • Defective roof strength
  • Faulty seat belts
  • Defective transmission or brake systems
  • Improper stability of SUVs, Jeeps, and other motor vehicles

Children’s Products

Your child’s safety is your top priority. Unfortunately, some children’s products may be a danger to your child due to improper design or poor manufacturing quality. Below are some products that could be grounds for a product liability case:

  • Drop-side cribs
  • Baby bumpers
  • Sleep positioners
  • Anti-reflux wedges
  • Car seats

If your child has been injured by a faulty product, reach out to David Shapiro. David and his team are committed to advocating for you and your child’s rights by gathering and preserving all available evidence to build a case.

Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

Unfortunately, some products designed to help us can hurt us. If medical devices are improperly manufactured, they could result in severe injuries and even death. Here are some medical devices and medications commonly seen in product liability cases:

  • Pacemakers
  • Stents
  • Implants
  • Contraceptive devices
  • Defibrillators

In addition to dangerous medical products, a doctor or other medical professional may be at fault. Liability may fall on a doctor or practitioner if they fail to give a patient clear instructions on product usage. In such cases, you may have a marketing defect claim against the manufacturer or medical entity.

Call Shapiro Law Team for a Free Consultation

You deserve maximum compensation for your injuries. It doesn’t matter what product you were injured by; what matters is how we help put together your case. Call Shapiro Law Team for superior representation through your product liability claim. We’ll help you recover damages like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

Ready to get your life back? Call us for a free consultation today.

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