All products that consumers buy carry the risk that they are defective and dangerous. And sometimes you just have to buy a certain product and use it to find out how harmful it really is. Product defects may result from manufacturing, marketing or design errors. Regardless of their origins, however, consumer products can not only inflict permanent and debilitating injury on a person, but they can also be fatal.
If you live in Mississippi and have been injured by a defective consumer product, you may be able to file a Mississippi defective product claim for compensation. To have your situation assessed by an experienced lawyer, do not hesitate to contact the Jackson Product Defects Advocate to the German law firm, PLLC.
Which consumer products have the most complaints?
According to the National Safety Council, nearly 11 million people in the United States required emergency room treatment for personal injury they suffered from a defective consumer product in 2020. For the majority of these victims , their injuries arose from using simple everyday products that everyone would believe were safe. But consumers need to be aware that anything they buy, whether it’s a TV, cleaning product or toy, could potentially be faulty, and if so, it’s can pose a serious threat of harm, even if used correctly.
The top three products that caused the most damage in 2020 included:
- Stairs, ramps, landings and doors – 2.7 million injured
- Beds, pillows, mattresses – 816,000 injured
- Chairs, sofas and sofa beds – 545,000 injured
The most affected demographics for all of these consumer product default injuries were young children from 0 to 4 years old and elderly people over 65 years old.
Defective products can lead to any of the following injuries and more:
- broken bones
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Head injuries
- Injuries to internal organs
After a consumer product injury incidentthe scientist jackson injury attorney at the German law firm, PLLC can review your case and advise you on your legal options for obtaining compensation if you file a claim. All damages suffered, including medical bills, missed wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering are just some of the losses that can be included in a claim.
Where it can be shown that the manufacturer owed a duty of care to the consumer but breached it, and that breach resulted in his injury, a Mississippi product liability claim may be applicable.
Speak to a Jackson Product Liability Lawyer Today
If you believe a product you purchased malfunctioned or was defective in some way and caused harm to you, it may be beneficial to speak with Jackson’s product liability attorney at German law firm, PLLC. During your free consultation, you can discuss the details of your injury experience and review the legal options that may exist to recover your losses. To schedule a free case evaluation, please call (601) 487-0555.