Defective products that cause you harm can be extremely dangerous. What if the brakes failed on a new car, the consequences could be awful. An electric shock from a faulty electrical product could make you ill or you could be cut on something sharp that shouldn’t be exposed. If any situation that causes you harm by faulty goods occurs, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you might want to use expert injury lawyers in Piercebridge-on-Tees.
The duty of care that may avoid having to use expert injury lawyers in Piercebridge-on-Tees
Any one that supplies goods to the consumer has a duty of care to ensure they are safe. The main responsibility for this is with the:
Normally, wholesalers and retailers have little responsibility for harm to the consumer or the consumer’s property, unless they knowingly sold an unsafe product. All parties involved should take particular care with high-risk products such as food, medicines, toys and fireworks. If you are injured in an accident because of defective goods, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using the services of expert injury lawyers in Piercebridge-on-Tees.
The legal requirements
Legally, products sold to consumers must be safe. To avoid personal injury claims, those that make or import the goods should:
- Warn customers about potential risks.
- Ensure the information provided can be understood by the consumers.
- Continually monitor the safety of their products.
- Take immediate action if a safety problem is found.
- Notify the Trading Standards Office if they become aware that a product they have placed on the market poses a risk to consumers.
If the manufacturer of a product does not follow the rules, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
The make up of your claim from faulty goods
If unsafe products, which you don’t have to have purchased yourself, harm you, you are entitled to sue for damages and make an injury claim. This claim could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings, past and future
- Care costs
- Extra medical costs
- Any cost or loss that is because of the accident
Apart from being sued by the consumer, the responsible parties can face heavy fines and even imprisonment.
Accident Advice Helpline will handle you injury claim for you
If you are the faultless victim of an accident, whether it is through faulty goods or some other accident, Accident Advice Helpline will help with your personal injury compensation claim, just like the many thousands we have helped over the last 15 years.
You can contact us through our website or by calling our number, 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 from mobiles and speaking to one of our friendly advisers. This line is open 24/7 to give you the advice and support you need from expert injury lawyers in Piercebridge-on-Tees.
Date Published: 28th October 2013
Author: David Brown