When You Have Suffered a Design Defect Injury: Get the Right Legal Help to Fully Recover Your Losses

Every year in the US, nearly 30 million injuries and 22,000 wrongful deaths occur due to design defects in the everyday products we use.

A design defect is a fault in the initial plan or blueprint of the product. Some defects makes the product potentially dangerous to use.

Many manufacturers will push to get a product on the market before it has been fully tested, or will fail to include sufficient warning labels on products that they know are potentially dangerous.

Nearly any product can carry a design defect that makes it dangerous to use, including cars, children’s toys, furniture, power tools, pharmaceutical products, child safety seats, and gas and electrical appliances.


A design defect claim must prove that the product’s design is inherently faulty or dangerous.

Design defects can include product failures such as:

  • A particular model of car with brake pads that do not hold up under months of use
  • A walker that falls apart after repeated use
  • A line of electric heating pads that gives the user electrical shocks or catches fire when turned up high

It may be that only one part of a product is defective. In products that contain parts made by several manufacturers, it is that specific part that your design defects attorney must focus on.

Proving a design defect involves technical knowledge, and usually requires expert testimony. If a product carries a design defect, it is because its design was not created in a way that would not present unreasonable dangers to consumers.

Design defect cases can be complex and challenging, and involve a great deal of technical detail. It is vital to choose a products liability/personal injury attorney with strong skills and experience in this area.

Your attorney must establish that the product was defective when it left the manufacturer, distributor or seller, and that the defect caused the accident that led to your injuries, or at least played a major role in that accident.


Gay & Chacker’s Philadelphia-based attorneys have the skills and experience, including the trial experience, to build a winning design defects injury case for you. You deserve to receive compensation that will cover your medical expenses, lost income and benefits, damaged property, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you care about has suffered a design defect injury in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or the surrounding areas, it is vital that you hire a dedicated design defects attorney who is skilled in personal injury and product liability, and who will fight to get you the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to.

Our attorneys will gather all necessary medical, technical and scientific evidence to prove where the product’s design fault lies, and to link your injuries to the design defect. We will keep you informed at each stage of the process, answering your calls and keeping you updated on the progress of your claim.

Because many states have time limits on when the claim can be made, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.

Contact us now to learn more about how we can help and to speak with a design defects injury lawyer. There is no risk or obligation. We charge you no legal fees unless we recover money damages for you.

Call us today at 800-529-4030 for a free consultation, and start recovering your losses.