Poorly designed and/or manufactured products are responsible for countless injuries and deaths each year. This can stem from safety gear that fails to protect, malfunctioning sports gear, dangerous tools, defective auto parts and more.
Types of Liability Claims
Product liability is a broad umbrella term for claims that stem from dangerous and/or defective products. There are many differences between what can cause a product to malfunction and/or cause injury. Below are the three major types of claims involving dangerous products and the main sources for failure:
This occurs when the product is actually being produced. It is classified as a defect during manufacturing when the product that is built does not live up to or adheres to the specifications that are laid out during the design process. An example would be using faulty machinery.
This occurs when the product is faulty from inception. To prove this, it must be shown that a change in the design could have prevented the injury – essentially proving that there is a safe alternative design possible. In these claims, an injury would have been sustained regardless of how flawlessly the product was manufactured.
Failure to Warn
This occurs when a manufacturer does not provide proper warning to consumers regarding all of the potential dangers that could be sustained from using the product. This is especially true for products that could not function without some inherent danger or risk (for example, kitchen knives needing to be sharp). This is only applicable when the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risk.
Injured by a Defective Product?
If you have been seriously injured, or if a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the deficiency of a consumer product, you need an attorney with the experience to successfully take your case to court. We are experienced and dedicated with a passion for our clients’ welfare; whether we are dealing with a defective product currently on the shelves or a product recall, you can trust that we will be there to help you.