Product Liability Lawyers New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Safety engineering is a pre-marketing research and development process intended to prevent accidental personal injuries, death, and property damage associated with consumer and industrial products. The goal of safety engineering is to identify and eliminate hazards that may lead to serious injury. Safety engineers know that a hazard is a condition or series of conditions that may give rise to serious injury during the normal use of a product. They are responsible for identifying hazards before the product comes to market, assessing the risk associated with it, and reducing or eliminating the hazards identified. Most products that have caused serious injury to people contained hazard that could have been designed out or guarded had adequate concern for the safety of the public been sufficiently important to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, adequate care is not always taken during this process, and dangerous, defective products are frequently the result. If you have been seriously injured by a defective product in Philadelphia, Newark, Cherry Hill, Allentown, or elsewhere, the expert product liability lawyers at The Locks Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries and associated expenses.
The Importance of Safety Engineering
Safety engineers understand that the best place to prevent serious injury or death in connection with the use of their product is on the drawing board. The discipline of safety engineering causes responsible manufacturers to analyze all the ways in which their product can cause a personal injury. It then becomes the duty of the design engineers to design out all of the hazards that they possibly can if they may result in serious injury or death.
The principles of safety engineering dictate that when a personal injury hazard cannot be designed out of a product, then the manufacturer must guard the product. Only when it is impossible to eliminate the hazard or guard it may the designer rely on warnings which must be adequate to inform the user of the product of the hazard that he or she will encounter in using the product.
Thousands of serious injuries can be prevented each year by subjecting products to the discipline of safety engineering. When manufacturers have failed to eliminate hazards, guard them, or adequately warn against their hazards, people are often seriously injured or even killed. In those events people injured may have strong cases against manufacturers, or sellers of the product for the injuries caused by the failures to eliminate or guard these hazards.
Most importantly, greater safety results in fewer catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. At the Locks Law Firm, serving clients in Philadelphia, Allentown, Newark, and Cherry Hill, our product liability lawyers understand how the profit is taken out of the sale of unnecessarily dangerous or unsafe products when juries award financial damages to the victims of dangerous products.
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Safety Engineering and Product Liability
Product liability lawyers are responsible for responding to the insufficient safety engineering practices or the failure to consider safety at all by many designers and manufacturers. Safety engineering is an important risk management tool which, when properly used, can eliminate the terrible human cost associated with product injuries as well as reduce the cost of business in responding to the injuries caused by their products. Good safety engineering is simply good business. Product liability law helps to encourage manufacturers to think about safety in the design of their products and to eliminate hazards in them, which ultimately creates a safer society.
Unfortunately, some product manufacturers and designers neglect safety, and some try to cut costs by cutting corners and failing to provide adequate safety testing, guarding or warnings for products. When they do fail to eliminate or guard the hazards associated with their products, and residents of Philadelphia, Newark, Cherry Hill, Allentown, and other northeastern communities are injured as a result, our product liability lawyers can help victims hold the manufacturers or sellers accountable. By confronting designers and manufacturers that fail to adhere to proper safety standards, product liability lawyers help make consumer products safer for the public.
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Unsafe Foreign Products
Recently, it has become increasingly apparent that many consumer products are being imported from foreign countries which do not apply the principles of safety engineering. As a result, many dangerous toys, tires, cosmetics, food, drugs and other products arrive in the United States. Our lawyers fight to hold these companies, their importers, and the sellers of the products responsible for the harm they cause to our citizens. When people are hurt by products that come from other countries containing lead or other dangerous coatings or are otherwise dangerous, the challenges of litigation can be significant. However, we have brought such cases and will continue to do so when our citizens have suffered harm from unsafe foreign products.
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Contact Product Liability Lawyers at The Locks Law Firm
If you have been injured by a defective product, you have options. To discuss possible legal strategies with experts serving Philadelphia, Newark, Cherry Hill, Allentown, and nearby areas, contact the product liability lawyers at The Locks Law Firm today.
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