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Defective Products

Hawaii Defective Products Attorney Serving Hilo, Kona And The Big Island – Robert Marx

Regardless of how much or how little money you spend on a product – be it a space heater, a baby’s car seat or a prescription drug – you are entitled to something that works properly and, most importantly, does not cause injury to you or a family member. Our Hawaii defective products attorney stresses to his Hilo and Kona clients that safety and reliability are essential to all items offered for sale. This is the guiding philosophy behind defective products litigation.

While Robert Marx works to protect unsuspecting consumers in Hawaii, defective products continue to hit the market. Our attorney is experienced in this type of litigation and remains aware of the fact that companies that manufacture and market defective items are often more focused on turning a profit quickly than on fully testing their products before you and I bring them into our homes. Accidents caused by defective products can lead to spinal cord injury, brain injury, other serious personal injury or wrongful death. And yet, every year, manufacturers and government agencies find thousands of products to be defective or unsafe, necessitating a recall. Contact us in Hilo or Kona if you have been injured by a defective product.

Information On Defective Products: Types Of Defects

Representing residents of Hawaii who have unknowingly purchased defective products, Hilo attorney Robert Marx helps clients who have had problems with manufacturing mistakes, design flaws, food contamination and other damaging defects. Cases involving defective products typically fall into three categories:

  • Manufacturing defects – These are defects that were not intended, such as a chair that was designed correctly but became unstable at some point during its assembly.
  • Design defects – Design defects are inherent in the inception of the product. This would be the case if, perhaps, the unstable chair had been designed with three legs.
  • Marketing defects – When a manufacturer fails to properly warn consumers of a product’s possible dangers, it is considered a marketing defect.

If you believe you’ve been injured by a negligent manufacturer or a marketing or design defect and would like to receive just compensation, contact our Hawaii defective products/personal injury attorney on the Big Island. At either his Hilo or Kona location, attorney Robert Marx will examine your case and determine the best plan of action for your defective products claim.

Common Product Defects

Our Hawaii defective products attorney represents individuals who have been injured by dangerous products such as the ones described below.

Seat Belt Failure

A seat belt that works properly will certainly save lives. A defective seat belt, on the other hand, can result in serious injury, including brain injury or spinal cord injury or even death. How? A shoulder belt can allow too much slack. A belt’s retractors can fail to hold under the force of an accident. And some seat belt buckles can even unlatch during certain types of collisions and rollovers. Because it is not always clear, after an accident, whether or not seat belt failure occurred, you should contact an experienced defective products attorney immediately. In Hilo and Kona, The Law Office of Robert Marx can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Air Bag Failure

At The Law Office of Robert Marx in Hawaii, our defective products attorney has had a great deal of success resolving cases involving injuries caused by air bag defects. Failure to deploy, late deployment and overpowered deployment can all result in severe injuries to the occupants of a vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective air bag, you will maximize your recovery by taking your claim to an experienced automobile defect lawyer. In addition to offering legal guidance, our Big Island attorney has experience downloading the black boxes (similar to the data black boxes in airplanes) installed in many of the newer vehicle models.

Vehicle Rollovers

Rollover accidents account for a significant number of highway fatalities each year. Specifically, these accidents tend to involve the unique proportions of the popular sport utility vehicles that are so prevalent on today’s roads. The SUV’s high center of gravity and disproportionately narrow wheelbase increase the chance of rollover when the driver makes a sudden maneuver – even one that would not be problematic in a conventional sedan. In addition, some SUV models have weak roof structures and insufficient crash protection, putting passengers at a higher risk for death, spinal cord injury, brain injury, paralysis or other serious injuries in the event of a rollover. If you have been involved in a rollover accident, attorney Robert Marx can examine your case and advise you on whether or not you should pursue a lawsuit.

If you are in need of a defective products attorney, contact Robert Marx in Hilo, Waimea or Kona.

The Law Office of Robert Marx

Robert Marx and our team of personal injury attorneys provide dedicated legal representation to clients in Hilo and throughout the Big Island. Some of our honors and affiliations include:

  • Voted “Best Attorney” in East Hawaii by Hawaii Tribune-Herald readers
  • Voted “Best Law Office” in East Hawaii in 2004 and 2005
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Association for Justice

You can request a free consultation with our lawyers by sending us a message or by calling 808-935-8988.