West Palm Beach Design Defect Lawyers
Designing a product that is safe, yet has a competitive price point is never an easy task. Designers and architects must balance features and safety. However, when these designers choose to sacrifice safety for convenience, costly accidents will occur. Whether companies failed to adequately research other safe and possible designs or made a negligent mistake, they must answer to the injuries they may have caused with their poor design.
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., our West Palm Beach design defect lawyers understand how frustrating it may be to sustain an injury from a product you thought was safe to use. Putting your hard-earned money into a purchase that injures you or a family member is never the plan, but manufacturers of defective products can be held accountable. Contact a product liability attorney today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your legal options.
Common Causes for Defective Designs
A design defect exists when a a plaintiff can prove that the product could have been designed in a safer fashion, at no additional cost, that retains the same practicality of the product. The company must have inadequately conducted its due diligence and failed to find this alternative design as a result of negligence. Unfortunately, many predatory manufacturers cut corners in their design process so that they can save on time and resources, knowingly releasing dangerous products. Some of the leading causes for design defects include:
- Lack of proper research into materials
- Failing to meet city safety codes
- Failing to provide customer with full information
- Consciously releasing defective designs
Design defects can occur for countless reasons and many of them are preventable with the proper preparation and execution.
Contact a West Palm Beach Design Defect Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered from a defective design, you have many legal options to pursue compensation for your suffering. Dangerous designs often lead to serious injury and no consumer wishes to be needlessly exposed to this additional risk. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., our lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of negligently designed products recover compensation for the damages incurred. We will constantly work with you throughout the legal process so that you are informed of the strongest possible legal options. Call our offices at (561) 689-8180 to speak with a member of our legal team today.