Trust is an essential part of our economy and society. When you purchase a product, you have an inherent understanding that the product should be safe for public use. However, sometimes manufacturers make mistakes in the manufacturing process, creating defects in the products they create. These defective products can cause serious harm to unsuspecting consumers, including life-altering injuries and even death. This is why consumer watchdog organizations like U.S. Public Interest Research Groups exist.
When consumers are harmed by the products they use, they may be entitled to significant compensation. Defective products lawyers like those at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help injured clients get the money they deserve from negligent (or sometimes purposefully misleading) manufacturers.
If you were injured by a defective product, you need legal assistance on your side. Manufacturers have a vast hoard of resources with which they can delay settlement negotiations and combat you in a court of law. We have extensive experience handling cases against wealthy and powerful manufacturers, and we’ve been pursuing justice for our clients since the 1990s.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-777-7777 to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss the details of your claim. You can also reach us by filling out the form on our contact page. You deserve compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. Let our defective products lawyers help you stake your claim.
Types of Defective Products
Defective products typically fall into two categories: those that cause injury due to an inherent design flaw and those that cause injury due to a mistake in the manufacturing process. Either way, this is not something any consumer should ever have to experience.
Products that suffer from defective design can trace their issues back to the actual design itself. Rather than a mistake in manufacturing, these products’ very design presents a risk to the consumer. For example, a product might be designed using a dangerous material, or its intended usage contains an inherent risk of combustion. When dealing with these kinds of products, you must prove:
- The design itself causes an increased risk of injury to the consumer.
- Safer alternatives were available at the time of the product’s design.
- The designer/manufacturer reasonably should have known about those safer alternatives.
For example, you may have a case if a manufacturer designed a product using a dangerous material when most other manufacturers used a different material. This would help show that the market itself knew about the risks involved with the injury-causing design. This would also help show that the manufacturer would have known as well if it had done its due diligence.
In some cases, a manufacturer might make a mistake in the manufacturing process, leading to a dangerous issue with a product that was not in its original design. An error in manufacturing could lead, for example, to a weakened section of a product designed for use in high-force situations (such as car brakes).
Regardless of the type of defective product that has injured you, turn to skilled defective products lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins to help you pursue compensation.
Understanding Available Compensation
Your compensation is related to the harms, or damages, that the defective product caused you. These are typically broken up into economic harms and non-economic harms. The former include all the ways that the defective product caused financial loss to you, including:
- Medical expenses due to injury
- Lost wages due to missed work hours
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
Non-economic harms do not come with easily understandable monetary values attached to them. They include more subjective damages, such as:
- Your physical pain
- Inability to enjoy a beloved hobby due to injury
- Quality of life issues (such as becoming paralyzed)
- Mental anguish associated with your injury
In rare circumstances, a judge or jury may award additional compensation called punitive or exemplary damages. These are meant to punish the manufacturer for egregiously negligent behavior (such as covering up inherent product risks) as well as to deter them and other manufacturers from engaging in similar behavior in the future.
You can trust that the defective products lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will work diligently on your case. We will catalog all your damages to help you receive a settlement or jury award that appropriately compensates you for the harm you have suffered.
Speak with Defective Products Lawyers Today for FREE
As part of Loncar Lyon Jenkin’s dedication to our clients’ well-being, we offer a FREE case consultation to discuss the details of your potential defective product claim. Our team will meet with you to determine how best to help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Remember: you don’t have to pay us a dime unless and until we win!
To schedule your free consultation with a member of our team, fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call us directly at
800-777-7777. Let us help you hold manufacturers accountable for putting profits over people