July 23, 2010 - If you are injured by a defective product, you don't need to be a buyer of that product in order to file a defective product claim. For instance, The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency recently recalled more than 2,500 outdoor steel stadium light poles made by a company called Whitco Co. The problem with the poles is that they may fall over and injure or kill somebody.
In one incident, one of these poles fell through the roof of a school gymnasium, and in two other incidents, the poles fell down on top of some outdoor bleachers. There have been 11 confirmed similar incidents, mostly in the state of Texas. Thankfully, no one has been injured as a result of the defective poles thus far.
However, the poles are at least 70 feet tall, they weigh 1 to 4 tons, and they could easily injure or kill someone who is sitting underneath them. In all likelihood, this hypothetical victim would not have been the purchaser of the defective lighting poles.
If a manufacturer makes a defective product, which results in someone's injury or death, that manufacturer may be held liable in a defective product claim. Product liability law dictates that if someone is injured or killed because of a defective product, it doesn't matter whether or not they were the purchaser of that product.
Help After a Philadelphia Defective Product Accident
If you have been severely injured in a Philadelphia accident caused by a defective product, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia defective product lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396