Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they make are free from defects, but they sometimes fail in this duty, causing serious injury and even death to customers. Contamination of products such as beverages and drugs or design defects in medical equipment, automobiles and other products can cause serious harm and eventual death.

Here is a look at 2 defects in manufacturing that can result in wrongful death suits and how a lawyer can help.

Defective automobiles

A defective vehicle on the road is already an accident waiting to happen. Negligent car manufacturers have caused countless tragedies on the roads by producing automobiles with defects. The most common defects that can be fatal to drivers include faulty brakes or steering, door latch failures, defective seatbelts or airbags, defective tires and faulty engine lights.

Defective automobile cases are usually hard to prove. Circumstances such as a driver's poor reactions or the vehicle sustaining so much damage that it becomes impossible to prove that a certain malfunction caused the crash can eliminate your chances of getting compensated.

The only way to increase your chances of filing a successful lawsuit is to hire an experienced and resourceful wrongful death lawyer, like those at the Law Offices of Anthony L Coviello LLC, with a team of skilled researchers and engineers who can get the necessary evidence to prove that your accident and subsequent injuries indeed occurred as a direct result of a specific defect in your vehicle.

The team can go after automobile and car part makers and prove negligence in following safety compliance rules or defects in their car parts. This way, you will have a better chance of getting a favorable verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve for your tragic loss.

Defective toys and children's products

As a parent, you probably fully trust that manufacturers of the toys you purchase for your kids have taken all necessary precautions to ensure their products are safe. Unfortunately, thousands of defective toys are recalled from the market each year, and many more reach unsuspecting customers causing fatal injuries.

Missing instructions, lack of choking hazard warnings or high levels of dangerous chemicals (such as lead) can result in the death of your child or infant. Toys and other children's products may also pose a fire risk or have sharp edges that can cause fatal cut injuries to your child. 

In case your child gets injured or killed by a defective toy, you should hire a lawyer to help you file a lawsuit against the toy producer and fight for your rights as a parent.