How to Handle Injury from a Defective Father’s Day Gift
It’s that time of year when children show their dads, and other father figures, how much they appreciate all that they do by giving them a Father’s Day gift. Sometimes the gifts are practical—like a grill or tool. Other times, the gifts can be more high tech like a new smartphone or another electronic device. Usually, these products are designed and manufactured just as they’re supposed to be and provide the proper warnings and instructions for safe use.
However, injuries can still occur because the product is defective in some way. If you are injured by a defective Father’s Day gift, you may need a Louisiana defective product lawyer. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, our lawyers are ready to represent you 24/7..
What Are Defective Products?
Products become defective when they are unreasonably dangerous to the user, causing Products become defective when they are unreasonably dangerous to the user, causing physical harm as a result.
They’re usually categorized in the following 3 ways:
1. Defects in Design
In this type of product liability, the product’s design is dangerous or defective. It may have been assembled perfectly, but the way in which it was designed makes it unsafe.
For instance, a power saw that was designed without a guard to protect the user’s hands from the blade is an example of a defectively designed product.
2. Defects in Manufacturing
Manufacturing defects are flaws made during the creation of the product. For example, a hammock could be manufactured with a cracked chain that breaks and causes the swing – and your dad – to crash to the ground and suffer an injury.
3. Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions
This type of product liability is also called a marketing defect. It refers to products that are dangerous in a way that’s not obvious and/or should carry a warning about special precautions this type of product liability is also called a marketing defect. It refers to products that are dangerous in a way that’s not obvious and/or should carry a warning about special precautions the user should take. This could apply to a power tool that comes without adequate instructions or warnings.
Related: Defective Products and Your Rights
What Should You Do if You Are Injured by a Defective Father’s Day Gift?
A Louisiana defective product lawyer at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys can help you determine whether you should file a legal claim related to his defective gift. Through the review process, you need to keep these things in mind:
How Do You Establish Blame?
An injury must have occurred, and it must have happened as a result of the product’s defect. You’ll need to establish that you were using the product as it was intended.
Who Is to Blame?
Blame for any injuries suffered could possibly lie with more than one party. For example, any of the following could bear responsibility:
- The product’s manufacturer
- A manufacturer of parts used in the product
- The wholesaler
- The store that sold the product
What Kind of Evidence Do You Need?
The following types of evidence can help your dad establish his case:
- The product itself (if possible)
- Any packaging or instructions that were with it
- Visual records detailing any injuries (photos, etc.)
- Medical records proving injuries as well as your dad’s expenses related to his injury
- Documentation of any lost time at work
Getting Help from a Louisiana Defective Product Lawyer
If you or your dad has been injured by a defective Father’s Day gift or another product, call a Louisiana defective product lawyer at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys today. We’re also available when and how you need us – in our office from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., by phone 24/7, and online anytime LiveChat. You won’t need any money upfront because we provide free consultations, and you won’t pay a fee unless we win your case.
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