Product Liability & You
Every day we rely on products in our lives. For most of us, these products are not something we manufactured ourselves. Sure, there are still some people in this country that make all of their own things, but they are few and far between. In our busy lives there is just not time to do all of those things. The rest of us need to purchase goods manufactured by others. Unfortunately, sometimes we get injured from the goods we use. Though the company we purchased from might have had all the best intentions in the world, you still may be entitled to compensation. It’s not always a company selling a shoddy, inferior product that can lead to injury. It has been nearly impossible to miss the several major recalls by Toyota.
Once known as an innovator in regard to quality and manufacturing, Toyota let several major safety issues fall between the cracks. Albeit, the company had most of the same inspection methods in place it has always had. Toyota is far from an incompetent company. But, even with their high level of safety standards dangerous defects slipped by and some consumers were killed or injured before any recalls actually took place. We see this all the time in the medical industry. Drugs that survive the rigorous testing procedures of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are suddenly pulled from the shelves. So, it’s important to note that even products that we know and trust can sometimes injure us.
Unfortunately, it’s an inescapable reality of the world we live in. It certainly doesn’t mean we are going to all move out to a farm and start stitching our own clothes. Make sure you know your rights if you or a loved one have been injured by a product that you use in your daily life. Call a personal injury attorney immediately to get the best possible counseling.