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By John Kristensen of Kristensen, LLP posted in Defective Products on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Dangerous Products & Product Liability

As consumers, we place a great deal of trust in the companies who provide us essential products and services that we need in order to live happy and healthy lives. Although many products found in stores are regulated to perform their intended functions while causing no harm and injury, the reality is there are others that slip through the cracks as the result of negligence, or worse. Unfortunately, not all companies respect the trust we place in them, and instead choose to risk the health and well-being of their customers in favor of cutting corners and fattening their bottom line. In these instances, innocent people can find themselves victimized by simply purchasing a readily-available product that can result injury or death. Nobody wants to believe they could ever find themselves in such a position.

Kristensen has litigated cases against Toyota, Ford, Sunbeam, Polaris, General Motors, Rolls Royce, Eurocopter and many other manufacturers. We possess in depth knowledge of the regulations that manufacturers skirt. We know their tactics before we file suit. Product liability cases are not for first time attorneys. Plaintiffs need attorneys who know how to plan from filing the case through appeals.

While there are laws in place to protect consumers when companies may not be so empathetic, it’s difficult for regulations to comprehensively cover all known – and unknown – threats. In many cases, companies are aware their products and services are harmful before anyone else, and we rely on their integrity and commitment to the consumer to implement necessary changes and improvements. This is not always the case, and oftentimes those same companies go to great lengths to obfuscate the truth, or even put the full weight of their money and influence into fighting laws that may reduce their profits, despite their intention to protect the consumers they claim to serve.

It is sometimes argued that it’s the consumers’ responsibility to educate themselves, and in a perfect world that may be true. However, in the world as it is, it’s simply not reasonable to ask every person to fully understand every single product they may use every day or week or month – most especially when there are those actively lobbying against educating the public and intentionally minimizing information about the dangers of certain substances and products. This is a grossly unfair misrepresentation of the responsibility – and moral obligation – companies have in providing us with safe products that perform their advertised function – not risk our health and well-being.

Kristensen LLP has an established history of fighting corrupt manufacturers on behalf of victimized consumers. Our goal is always, first and foremost, to deliver you the justice and compensation you deserve. Further, we hope to demonstrate to all industries that we will not accept the marketing and distribution of defective or harmful products to the communities we share. If you or a loved one has been harmed as the result of a dangerous product, please contact our firm so that we can represent you and protect prospective future victims.