In June of 2006, a Chicago city employee claimed a Segway personal transporter malfunctioned and caused him to fall and injure himself.
According to media outlets, Matthew Fenci was riding the vehicle near 16th and State Street when he brushed up against a building and the two-wheel transporter violently turned, causing him to fall off.
Fenci said that the company issued a recall the following September on certain models of the Segway, saying the vehicles could cause riders to fall by unexpectedly reversing direction. A suit was filed, claiming negligence and product liability.
What is Product Liability?
“Product liability” is the responsibility of those who sell, market, install or repair products. When negligence occurs, consumers are then put in a position of using a product that may poset a risk.
Was a Product Defect the Cause of Your Accidental Injury?
There are a number of manufacturing defects that often put consumers at risk. Car parts, power tools and appliances are just a few examples of products that have been traced to certain manufacturers in the past.
Additional examples of products that have a history of proven to be danger are:
- Construction Equipment
- Newborn Equipment
- Manufactured Food Products
- Medical equipment and devices
If you or a relatives have been seriously injured while using any type of manufactured product in the U.S., you are encouraged to talk to one of our attorneys at Teal & Montgomery. We have the unique experience, professionalism and investigatory skills that it takes to pursue the compensation that you deserve after a serious injury caused by any type of consumer product.
Our dedicated team of skilled personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability attorneys includes a doctor who is also an attorney. The entire law firm of Teal & Montgomery is ready and prepared to place a high priority on your product liability case.
Contact A California Design Defect Lawyer
We welcome you to contact us or call 707-703-4038 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. A Santa Rosa or Sacramento product liability attorney can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.