Our lives are made easier due to countless manufactured products used in our everyday lives. Cars, medication, and appliances are just a few of the convenience items we often take for granted. While motor vehicles and other products are designed to enhance our lives, unsafe or defective products can lead to serious injury or death. Fortunately, product liability laws are in place to protect consumers from harm due to the negligence of product manufacturers. If you have lost a loved one or suffered injuries due to a defective product or vehicle defect, you may be entitled to recover damages from the product manufacturer or seller for your losses. It is important to consult a Colorado defective product attorney with expertise in product liability claims as soon as possible in order to file a claim within Colorado’s statute of limitations.
If you have been injured in a car accident, a negligent driver may not be the only one at fault. Motor vehicle defects including faulty air bags, tires, and seat belts are the cause of many car accident injuries. When a consumer is injured due to product defects, the responsible party may be held liable for resulting damages under Colorado product liability laws.
Most defective products are the result of negligence in the design, manufacturing, or distribution of a product. Design defects may include air bags with poorly designed sensors while manufacturing defects include products assembled with missing pieces. Absent or inadequate warning labels are another common cause of serious injuries from vehicle defects and other product defects.
While manufacturers may recall vehicles or other products found to be defective, many product defects are caught too late – after someone has been seriously injured or killed. Some common vehicle defects and other defective products include:
Motor vehicle defects and defects in other products can lead to serious injuries including:
Depending upon the type of product that caused your injuries, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the responsible party for negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Product liability law can be complicated, so it is imperative to contact a Colorado defective products attorney to determine your options for filing a claim.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries because of vehicle defects or other defective products, the Fowler Law Firm can help you receive compensation through a product liability claim. Call our Fort Collins office at (970) 232-3322 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation.