Defective Product Claims

Share this page

Our Knowledgeable And Determined Team Won’t Stop Until Your Claim Is Successful

The crux of these claims normally involves a detailed investigation as to how the accident happened, and requires access to the defective product in order to establish how it failed.

Common Defective Product Claims

Consumers expect the products they purchase and use to be safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Some examples of the kinds of products that may be defective include:

  • Cars and automotive parts and components, such as air bags and brake systems
  • Medications and medical devices, such as hip implants and surgical mesh
  • Toys and other children’s products, such as car seats, cribs and prams
  • Household appliances, such as toasters, washing machines and tools

These are just a few types of items that could cause serious injuries due to defects. The company that designed, manufactured, distributed or sold a dangerous product that injured you may be responsible for paying compensation.

Contact Us For Free Expert Legal Advice
24 hour response time
100% free with no obligation
Completely confidential
98% case success rate
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Compensation and Benefits You Deserve

Victims of defective products may be entitled to:

  • Payment of medical bills and other expenses related to the treatment of the injury caused by the medical negligence, both past and future
  • Replacement of lost wages due to the injury, both past and future
  • Payment for assistive devices like wheelchairs and prosthetics, and modifications to the home and vehicle made necessary by the injury caused by medical negligence
  • Payment of the cost to hire in-home assistance such as nurses, gardeners, and cooks
  • Compensation for reduced life expectancy
  • Compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress

Taking on big companies and their insurers is a daunting prospect for an injured person. That’s where the experienced defective product lawyers at Henry Carus + Associates come in.

We have years of experience handling claims for injured people. We know how the system works and we are prepared to do what it takes to get our clients the results they need.

How Defective Product Claims Work In Victoria

Our key objective is to demonstrate that failure was caused by reason of the product’s design or construction, and not by reason of any misuse or damage to the product by someone else.

Once we have documented all relevant facts, we will call on the services of an expert to analyse the reason behind the product failure, before detailing how it arose by reason of a design or manufacturing defect. The standards that are applied are based on international and national product guidelines.

When we believe we can show fault, then it is a normal public liability claim, but with one major difference. The companies involved and their insurers take these claims very seriously and in our experience they are normally vigorously defended. That’s why it’s vital to have on side a team that not only has the experience and skill set, but also the perseverance to see a case through to a successful conclusion.

Our Principal Henry Carus has vigorously pursued such claims in the past to successful judgments. Such experience goes a long way in providing valuable credibility to claims we pursue for our clients today.

Defective Product Claim Timeline

Strict time limits apply to defective product claims. This makes it critical to seek legal assistance as soon as possible after an injury has been caused by a product defect. Taking swift action is also beneficial because it improves the chances for securing crucial evidence that could make the difference in the success of your claim.

While some defective product claims may be resolved in as little as a year or two, these matters frequently take much longer. That’s because the companies and their insurance companies have so much on the line and often put up a vigorous defense.
You need a legal team that is prepared to stand up for you and put on the best case possible so you can get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and lead the best life you can after a defective product harmed you.

At Henry Carus + Associates, we believe you deserve more and we are ready to take whatever steps are necessary to secure the best result for you.

With over 30 years of experience working on public accident cases, we have in the past represented numerous insurance companies (both commercial and domestic) and government agencies in Australia and the US. This experience has given us unique knowledge and insight from which to build your case.

With the leadership of experienced trial lawyer Henry Carus, our firm knows what it takes to successfully bring a case to court. We understand which claims have the best chance of achieving a positive outcome before a jury.

Why Choose Henry Carus + Associates?

Our key objective is to demonstrate that failure was caused by reason of the product’s design or construction, and not by reason of any misuse or damage to the product by someone else.

Once we have documented all relevant facts, we will call on the services of an expert to analyse the reason behind the product failure, before detailing how it arose by reason of a design or manufacturing defect. The standards that are applied are based on international and national product guidelines.

When we believe we can show fault, then it is a normal public liability claim, but with one major difference. The companies involved and their insurers take these claims very seriously and in our experience they are normally vigorously defended. That’s why it’s vital to have on side a team that not only has the experience and skill set, but also the perseverance to see a case through to a successful conclusion.

Henry Carus Personal Injury Lawyer in Victoria At Henry Carus + Associates our focus in these cases is on trying to prove that a health provider – be it a doctor, specialist or hospital – has not done the right thing in respect of their medical treatment of a client. Of course we can’t fix the medical error, but what we can do is seek a successful compensation outcome for the person whose life has been affected.

If there’s no win, there’s no fee to pay. Our first goal is to make sure we win your compensation case for you.
Success Stories

Adam was referred to our office while still recovering after a major truck accident. He was driving his truck in NSW when the cabin filled with smoke and he lost control of the vehicle. Whilst in hospital he informed us that the truck had just recently been repaired by his employer. We located the truck in a NSW car yard waiting to be sold for salvage and arranged for…

Read Success Story »
Contact Us For Free Expert Legal Advice
24 hour response time
100% free with no obligation
Completely confidential
98% case success rate
NO WIN - NO FEE
No upfront costs We only get paid if you win Maximum compensation

We guarantee 100% privacy.
Your information will not be shared.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.