There is a tremendous amount of trust put into the companies that provide the public with our everyday products. When these companies fail to ensure our safety, consumers can become seriously injured as a result of a defective product. When a consumer uses a product, they assume that it is safe as long as it is used properly. However, when the product is used as instructed but a customer becomes injured anyway, someone should be held accountable. The injured party may wish to hold the company accountable through a product liability case. These cases are sometimes difficult because they require the injured consumer to prove that the company was negligent in creating a safe product.
There are three types of product defects that may occur and must be explored when pursuing legal action. These include the following:
- Design defects occur when product designers fail to ensure that the product’s initial design is safe for use. A successful lawsuit requires the plaintiff to show that there is a safer yet equally practical way to design the product.
- Manufacturer defects occur when the design of the product was sound but the manufacturer deviated from the design in some way, ultimately causing a defective product.
- Failure to warn issues occur when the company fails to include proper warning labels or instructions on how the product is to be safely used.
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