Consumer products are as prevalent as any market force in the American economy, as purchases of these products number in the billions of dollars every year. Given the reality that is competition in our economic system, companies are constantly looking for new ways in which to save costs in the manufacturing, marketing and selling of these products, as a very real concern with any company is how to compete price-wise with their competitors.
Several ideas have become a reality in this regard, including looking for less expensive materials to use in products, less expensive labor to build these products and simpler designs to finish the production of these products so that they ultimately reach the consumer at a price point that’s not only competitive, but advantageous for those who purchase them.
Unfortunately, the trend towards these ‘innovations’ has also led to a rise in the number of injuries that these products cause in the United States. If this includes you or someone you love, you need the help of a Milwaukee personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in order to prove your case. As you’ll see by the legal theories used below, obtaining a justifiable recovery from a company whose product caused the injury requires experience and a high level of courtroom skill.
There are times when, in search of a simple or useful design of a product, the resulting ‘blueprint’ of that product is such that using this product, even in a proper manner, creates an unreasonable risk of injury. When this theory is asserted in court, the plaintiff must prove that the entire line of this product presents the same danger to anyone who uses it, and proving this almost always requires the input of an expert witness so that the particular wrongdoing can be entered into evidence.
The other prominent theory within the realm of products liability law states that a singular product, or a singular batch or lot of products, has been manufactured improperly and has as a result deviated from the intended design. Just like the theory above, proving this mistake in manufacture requires compelling evidence, which is usually provided by an expert witness.
As you see, proving a products liability claim is no small matter. However, if you work with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, you can be sure that every legal and ethical effort will be made zealously to assert your claim and to pursue a justifiable recovery. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.