Consumer Protection: Product Liability Law in Action

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 16, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Consumer protection is essential to preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths.  Government agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission do fantastic work overseeing businesses and taking action when unsafe products enter the marketplace.  But, despite their efforts, consumers continue to suffer.Consumer protections like lawsuits are the only way to make greedy businesses stop selling defective products.

The CPSC has existed for almost fifty years, and yet dangerous products, contaminated food, and defective motor vehicles continue to cause countless injuries to innocent victims.  For many of the injured and their families, preventative consumer protection fails.  When it does, a product liability lawsuit may be the only way to achieve justice—and may serve as a powerful protection for other unwary consumers.

Product Liability Law Is a Form of Consumer Protection

As a nationally recognized product liability law firm, the attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have helped numerous plaintiffs injured by defective products recover compensation for their injuries.  While product liability law varies by jurisdiction, all jurisdictions in all states provide at least some means for injured consumers to hold product makers or sellers responsible.

Clients who are brave enough to take on greedy and careless businesses with the representation of Lowe Eklund’s trial team have also helped contribute to the safety of other consumers.  While government regulation cannot—and does not—prevent all dangerous products from entering the marketplace, forcing bad businesses to pay civil judgments and settlement for their defective, injury-causing products can force them to reconsider their practices. 

Instituting a lawsuit and related claim about a product injury can also lead to closer government investigation and a potential product recall.  At the very minimum, consumer lawsuits will lead to strong consideration of pulling a dangerous product from shelves. 

What to Do to Protect Yourself

As always, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA encourages consumers to stay abreast of recalls, use products as intended, and to do everything possible to stay safe and prevent injuries.  Even the most careful individual, though, may not be able to stay safe when dealing with a defective or unreasonably dangerous product.

If you or a family member suffer injury or loss of life and a product defect may be to blame, you need to contact an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and claims. 

Through a free consultation, the team at Lowe Eklund will advise you regarding your rights, identify legal issues, and help you decide on your next steps.  If pursuing legal action makes sense in your situation, your attorney will begin to preserve and collect evidence, consult legal experts, and negotiate or file a lawsuit on your behalf. 

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA – Product Liability Lawyers

When an injury has already occurred, the only remaining consumer protection for many is a product liability lawsuit.  With offices in Ohio, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has helped product liability plaintiffs throughout the country find justice through the civil courts. 

Do not allow a greedy or negligent business to get away with harming you or your family.  Contact us now for your free consultation.   

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