Product manufacturers (as well as distributors, wholesalers and retailers, in some jurisdictions) have a legal obligation to compensate users who are injured by products that are defective or unnecessarily dangerous. This legal concept, known as products liability law, also requires companies to compensate users for any property damage caused by a product defect. If a defective product has injured you or caused property damages, talk to personal injury attorneys or products liability lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, the cost to repair or replaced damaged or destroyed property, lost wages and other related expenses. Depending on your state's laws, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, designed to punish the company for its wrongdoing, particularly if the company's behavior went beyond simple negligence and was particularly egregious or reckless.