We expect the products that we purchase for use or consumption to be safe. Unfortunately, there are times when defective products are sold to consumers and subsequently cause serious injuries or illnesses. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are standing by to help if you need a Charlotte defective product attorney. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury caused by a faulty product, we will investigate every aspect of your claim so we can secure full compensation for your losses.
How do products become defective in Charlotte?
Defective products reach the shelves and the online marketplaces every day. Generally, products become defective in one of three ways:
- Defective design. Some products have significant design flaws that make them dangerous for consumers. Unfortunately, these flawed designs often make it through regular inspections when a product is being tested.
- Manufacturing defect. Even a well-designed product could be damaged or altered during the manufacturing process. This can lead to the product being rendered harmful to consumers.
- Failing to provide instructions or warnings. Consumers depend on warnings and instructions to let them know how to properly use or consume a product. Anytime a product’s label or literature is incorrect or misleading, consumers could be seriously injured.
When browsing the government-operated recall website, you will see that just about every type of product can sustain a defect. This includes vehicles, boats, medicines, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, foods, beverages, toys, appliances, electronics, and more.
Most common defective product injuries in Charlotte
Defective products can lead to traumatic injuries as well as internal injuries and illnesses and consumers. The most common traumatic injuries caused by a faulty product include:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
Defective products can also affect the internal operation of our bodies, and these injuries or illnesses regularly involve:
- A lack of oxygen due to choking
- Internal organ damage
- Allergic reaction
- Certain cancers
Time limit to file a product liability claim in Charlotte
Any victim injured due to a defective product in North Carolina must file their claim within three years from the day the injury occurred, per the state statute of limitations for personal injury. However, there is also an overall statute of repose of 12 years in place for product liability claims. This means that a product liability claim cannot be filed more than 12 years after the product’s initial purchase, regardless of when a victim sustains the injury caused by the defective product.
Call our product liability lawyer for a free consultation
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury or illness caused by a defective product, reach out to the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. for help today. We have extensive experience handling complex injury cases, including those related to faulty products. We will use our resources to investigate what happened so we can obtain the compensation you need, including the following:
- Full coverage of your medical bills
- Lost income if you cannot work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages