We trust that any product that makes it on the shelves of a store is safe for consumer use. Unfortunately, there are situations where a product is unsafe and a consumer becomes seriously injured. This often results in a product liability case because the injured party wishes to recover damages in an effort to cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages. Product defects can happen to any product ranging from the simplest of household goods to the most complex automobile products. There are many different kinds of product liability cases that vary depending on what type of negligence was committed.
Design defects occur when an individual who is actually designing the product was negligent. Negligence in product design often arises if there wasn’t proper testing on the design or if a safety flaw was overlooked.
Manufacturer defects occur when someone who was involved in the actual creation of the physical product strayed from the design and their neglect caused the product to become unsafe.
Failure to Warn
Instructions and label warnings are very important parts of any product. When a company fails to warn consumers about a potential danger associated with the product if used incorrectly, the consumer may become seriously injured.
If you have been seriously injured because of a product defect, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can help you determine who was negligent and hold them responsible.
For strong legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Underwood & Micklin and we would be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your matter.