We utilize a wide range of items on a daily basis. We get up, switch off the alarm clock, check our phones, and make a pot of coffee to start our day. We may have used a dozen or more items — and ingested many more — before leaving for work. Each of these consumer goods and products has the potential to fail or be faulty. So, what happens if one of them turns sour? Keep reading to find out and then contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 for a consultation with a product liability attorney.
Dangerous items are in our stores right now
Despite the fact that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has strict requirements, harmful items continue to penetrate our marketplaces. Recall warnings seem to reach our email inboxes and news alerts on a weekly basis, whether it’s for food, a car component, a toy, an electronic, or a home item. While product recalls are frequently carried out of an excess of caution, they can also be carried out when individuals have been injured as a result of a harmful or faulty product.
What you can do when a product causes an injury
When a person is injured by a product, they are likely to be able to pursue a products liability case. Product liability cases are divided into three categories: (1) poor workmanship; (2) poor design; and (3) failure to warn or offer proper instructions. If a product has any of these “defects,” the maker, distributor, or retailer may be held accountable for any injuries that occur as a result of using it.
A lawsuit might be brought against a company if a product was created incorrectly. Because there was some form of error in the manufacturing of the goods, this is frequently the most evident type of products liability action.
A manufacturing flaw would be, for example, if a car was constructed but a brake pad was not attached, resulting in the brakes failing. However, if you were driving that automobile and it crashed because you veered off the road and into a tree rather than because the brakes failed, you would be unlikely to win a case. That’s because your injuries were caused by your poor driving, not by a defective product.
A defective design is one in which something about the way the product was created is intrinsically harmful, such that it cannot be used safely even when utilized as intended. It would constitute a design flaw if, for example, a heating pad caught fire when used on a high setting.
A case of failure to warn or offer proper instructions generally includes a circumstance in which the product isn’t inherently faulty, but the manufacturer failed to include instructions or cautions so that it may be used safely. For example, if a cleaning chemical can only be used in a well-ventilated room and the manufacturer failed to add this warning, customers may be able to sue the company for failing to notify them that they needed to open a window before using it.
Call now for help with a productive liability case
Situations involving products liability can be intricate, necessitating the aid of a qualified attorney with expertise with these types of cases. PLBSH attorneys have extensive experience in the field of product liability and will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve in your product liability case. To book your free initial consultation, please call (800) 435-7542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.