Products containing defects can cause harm to a consumers or those to whom the product is loaned, given, etc., These products often become the subjects of products liability suits.
While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property like a couch or a table, product liability law has stretched to include intangibles like gas, naturals items like pets, real estate, and even written materials like a navigational chart.
Product liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness. The type of claim often depends on the jurisdiction where the claim is made.
When making a product liability claim, our job is to prove that the product is defective.
There are three types of product defects that incur liability in manufacturers and suppliers:
Design defects: These exist before the product is manufactured. While an item might serve it’s purpose well, it can be unreasonable dangerous due to a design flaw.
Manufacturing defects: These defect occur during the construction or production of the item. Manufacturing defects generally only affect a few of the many products of the same type manufactured.
Marketing defects: This refers to improper instructions or a failure to warn consumers of latent dangers in the product.
We encourage those who’ve been hurt as a result of a product defect to come forward. Your actions may not only help you get the compensation you need, but they could also save others from suffering the same injury.
We are your product liability lawyer so simply call us or send us an email to start the conversation.