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Types of Injuries in a Product Liability Claim

When people think of personal injuries, they typically associate them with auto accidents or slip and falls, but defective products also account for a significant number of serious personal injuries in the United States each year. The types of injuries suffered in a product liability claim will vary depending on the nature of the product and its associated defect.

Defective Products That Can Cause Serious Injury

There are a host of defective products that can result in serious personal injury and the need for a product liability claim. Our Philadelphia defective product lawyers have experience in handling a wide variety of product liability cases. Among the types of defective products which can cause serious injury or even death

  • Baby products;
  • Baby and children's furniture (cribs, high-chairs, etc.);
  • Children's toys;
  • Over-the-counter medications;
  • Exercise and sports equipment;
  • Automobiles (stemming from issues with the brakes, gas pedal, steering column, etc.);
  • Power tools (drills, sanders, etc.);
  • Ladders;
  • Riding lawnmowers and other yard and garden equipment;
  • Commercial equipment (such as printers, conveyers, warehouse equipment);
  • Equipment found at construction sites (scaffolding, lifts, etc.); and
  • Farm equipment (tractors, harvesting equipment, etc.).


This is just a small sampling of the types of products that may have manufacturing defects, assembly mistakes or errors in marketing that lead to serious injuries and the need for a product liability claim.

Types of Injuries in a Product Liability Claim

The type of injury you suffer while using a defective product will vary depending on the product and the way in which it is used. Listed below are a few examples of injuries that can result from the use of a defective product

  • A spinal cord injury suffered during a fall from collapsed scaffolding at a Philadelphia construction site;
  • A traumatic brain injury suffered while riding a bicycle with faulty brakes;
  • The loss of a digit or limb while using a piece of sorting equipment with ineffective safety guards;
  • Third-degree burns suffered during a fire in a vehicle's steering column; or
  • Fatal injuries suffered when an automobile's defective airbag fails to deploy during a high-speed collision.  


These types of injuries may qualify for a product liability claim. Simply being inconvenienced financially or suffering a relatively minor injury-for instance, a bruise or minor abrasion-will not qualify you for a successful product liability claim. Your injuries must be significant enough to warrant such an action.  

How a Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer Can Help

Product liability claims are complicated legal matters, often involving multiple parties that cross state and national borders. A Philadelphia product liability lawyer can help gather evidence and secure expert witnesses in order to build a strong case that fully details the way in which someone else's negligence caused your injuries.

You shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person or company's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396.

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