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Products that Cause Injuries – How You’ll Need to Prove It

Consumer products permeate our lives almost every day, as almost no one can even get up in the morning and get on their way to work without depending on several consumer products to get them there. For example, a typical male consumer will need the help of a toothbrush, soap, a razor and perhaps a coffeemaker just to help them get out the door.

Most people do not even consider the fact that every one of these products along with others can present a danger to them. However, for those who have been injured by a consumer product, that thought suddenly dominates their consciousness. If you have been injured by a product, you need the help of a Waukesha defective products attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® to work towards a justifiable recovery. Below is an example of what would need to be proven if you are injured by a coffee maker, but for specific guidance, contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Theory One – Defective Design

For the sake of example, let’s assume that the coffee maker in your house simply explodes when you grab the pot to pour yourself a cup of coffee as you would every morning. The theory of defective design would be used to prove that the coffeemaker’s manufacturer is liable for your injuries, if, for instance, the timer that was installed in the product’s newest model tended to heat the internal wires inside the product to the point that it could explode. Proving this set of facts would necessarily mean that every new coffeemaker with this new timer would present an unreasonable danger to those who use it.

Theory Two – Defective Manufacture

Advancing the same example, let’s assume that the same coffeemaker explodes as you reach for the pot in the morning, and you come to find out that the reason that the explosion occurred is because the wires inside of the coffeemaker’s motor, which keeps the coffee hot, were not connected properly, and this mistake within this particular model caused the unit to overheat and ultimately explode. If you filed a claim and it went to trial, you would need to show that the wires were not properly connected, and that this individual product that you purchases was too dangerous for use by an unwitting consumer.

As you see, there are differences between these two theories, and generally, you will need an expert witness’ testimony to support your claim. You’ll also need the help of a Waukesha personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® to make sure that your case is prosecuted properly and zealously. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.