Product Defects

Everyone consumes and uses hundreds of products each day. Unfortunately, those products are not always tested and manufactured to the highest safety standards.

While the government does what it can to protect consumers, the simple fact is that the government cannot individually monitor every company and every product that we use. As a result, consumer safety is primarily left to the very companies that manufacture products. Consumer safety should be every company's first responsibility, and each Pensacola personal injury attorney at Ward & Barnes is dedicated to holding product manufacturers responsible for their failures to test, manufacture, and distribute the highest quality products.


The simple fact is that short cuts can put people at risk, and shortcuts involving safety are unacceptable. At Ward & Barnes, our Pensacola personal injury lawyers represent victims and families that have been injured by those shortcuts and the defective products that result. The sale of defective products can result in devastating losses to our clients including permanent bodily injury, dismemberment, wage and/or job loss, medical bills, out-of pocket expenses, or the death of a loved one. It is our goal to seek compensation for our clients for all injuries suffered as a result of defective products.

There are many different types of products and any product can be defective if it is not properly manufactured or if the product is not suitable for its intended consumers. While there are too many different types of defective products to list in one section, products that can cause injury as a result of one or more defects may include:

Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs
Defective Medical Equipment
Defective Medical Devices
Contaminated Pharmaceutical Drugs
Contaminated Medical Equipment and Contaminated Medical Devices
Defective Automobiles and Defective Motorcycles
Defective Tires
Defective Airbags and Defective Seatbelts
Defective Heavy Machinery and Defective Tools
Defective Ladders
Defective Bicycles
Defective Helmets
Defective Children's Toys
Contaminated Food and Contaminated Drinks
Defective Cosmetics and Toiletries
Defective Chemicals and Hazardous Substances

If you believe you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please contact a Pensacola injury attorney at Ward & Barnes for a free consultation. Product liability may focus on one more key issues, one of which is the proof of use of the product. As a consumer, it is important for you to document your use of the defective product and keep the product in your possession until you speak with an attorney. Oftentimes, your possession of the product may be the key fact needed to prove your case. Another key issue may be the nature of the defect in the product. For that reason, it is important that you preserve the product in its current condition until you speak with a Pensacola injury lawyer. Finally, the extent of your injuries may be a key issue, and you should save all documentation of your injuries (both physical and financial injuries), such as medical records, medical bills, wage losses, and out-of pocket expenses.

Cases involving defective products are often times very complex and require years of legal maneuvering and dedication by your attorneys. At Ward & Barnes, our Pensacola law firm is ready to provide you with the legal assistance that these difficult cases demand, as well as the compassion and understanding to effectively guide you through the legal process. Like all our injury cases, we never charge the client up front, and we only get paid if we make a recovery on your behalf.