Manufacturing defects in a product have fortunately decreased over the years because of better technology and safety regulations. Despite the trend in greater safety, there are still too many people being injured by unsafe products. A manufacturer who puts a product into the stream of commerce is the GUARANTOR of the products safety. If you are a victim of a defective product which because of its manufacture, design or improper warnings or instructions causes you to be injured you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries including medical expenses, wage loss, and non-economic injuries such as pain and suffering.
These cases are particularly complex and almost always requires the services of competent engineers and scientist to discover what caused the product failure and how it could have been made safer by an alternative design. The very first thing that needs to be done is to obtain or maintain possession of the product so it can be examined by an expert that your lawyer will hire to evaluate the product. Many potential cases have been lost when the product is thrown away or destroyed.
If you think you have been injured by a product you should contact an attorney immediately. If you do not control the product suspected of being defective, such as a car driven by another which is alleged to have a steering malfunction, you should at once and tell the person or company who has possession of the product not to destroy the product because you need the opportunity to examine it for a product defect, then or at the same time contact a product liability attorney. On more than one occasion cars retrieved from junk yards have revealed evidence of a defective system which led to a crash and catastrophic injuries.