Consumer Protection Concerning Faulty Or Potentially Dangerous Merchandise


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protects consumers from faulty or potentially dangerous merchandise. In the event that an incident occurs that is directly tied to a product that has been manufactured improperly, a consumer may pursue some business transaction law services. 

The Preliminaries

If an injury occurs, a consumer should report the incident directly to the manufacturer of the product. They should also seek medical care. This will protect the consumer's rights throughout the legal proceedings that may unfold as a result of the injury. A consumer should contact the CPSC and file a legal complaint. The CPSC will investigate the claim, however, this may take some time.

If the CPSC is backed up with complaints, a consumer may wish to file a lawsuit through a personal injury attorney. Before they meet with the attorney, they can perform research to see if a particular product has been recalled. An attorney who provides business transaction law services can aid the client with performing this step too.

If a recall has been made, an attorney will delve further into what has been done to remedy the situation at hand. A class action lawsuit may have been brought against the company that manufactured the product. The injured party may be eligible to sign up for the class action lawsuit, which could ultimately provide them with compensation for the wrongdoings of the company that manufactured the product in question.

A Private Lawsuit

Occasionally, an isolated incident could be what triggered an injury when a product was used. Consumers should keep track of when they made a purchase and the manner in which they used the product. Any vital details that pertain to the incident should be shared with the accident attorney. Documentation can include photographs of the condition that the product was in when it caused the injury.

A written statement can also be used to support a consumer's claim. A private lawsuit is often sought when a consumer is not able to receive the justice they deserve from the company that manufactured the product.

If a consumer has contacted many service providers who assist with consumer affairs but has had no luck in doing so, they can pair up with a legal attorney who handles injury cases. This type of attorney will provide a client with guidance from the beginning of the lawsuit until the court hearing that determines if the defendant is guilty of any wrongdoing.

For more info, contact a company like Boynton Waldron Doleac Woodman & Scott P.A.


30 January 2023

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.