It would be great if we could all trust companies to do their due diligence and always produce perfectly safe, flawless products. However, that is not the world we live in. We live in an imperfect world where mistakes happen, and sometimes the companies we trust make products that hurt us. Finding out what went wrong, and why the product was defective, is a central part of a product liability lawsuit.
This can happen in many different contexts. A car could have parts that malfunction due to a defect, making the brakes fail or the airbags deploy at inopportune times. A blender may have a critical flaw that causes it to burst or explode, putting people in the vicinity of it at risk. A kid's toy may be particularly brittle, causing a choking hazard.
These are just a few of the many possible examples of product liability cases. The victims of these cases will have their lives changed forever, and some defective products can cause fatal injuries. These cases nee to be aggressively pursued because the companies responsible should be held accountable for their dangerous products.
Determining who is responsible though can be tricky. Was it the manufacturer? The engineer or designer? The company that sold or distributed the product? The retailer that offered the product? Investigating these cases fully is imperative, and you should consult with an experienced attorney to help you with this. At DelVecchio & Miller, we have helped Pittsburgh residents with product liability cases for many years.