When we invest our money in a product, we expect it to do what it’s supposed to. It’s incredibly frustrating when a product malfunctions unexpectedly, and it’s even worse when that malfunction results in a serious injury for us or one of our loved ones. Identifying whether you have a viable product liability lawsuit – and which kind – is the first step toward obtaining justice for your undeserved injury.
Sometimes a product just had a poor – or even negligent – design behind it. When a product didn’t malfunction, but worked exactly as intended, and your injury results from its reasonable use, then a design defect suit may be in order.
These kinds of cases arise when a product wasn’t assembled properly, or the materials that the manufacturer used aren’t strong enough to stand up to normal use of the product. If a product falls apart unreasonably quickly, resulting in your injury, a manufacturing defect could be to blame.
If a manufacturer knows of a danger that could arise from a foreseeable use of the product, then they have a legal duty to place a clear warning for the consumer in a place where the consumer will definitely see it. If a manufacturer fails to do this, and you are injured because you had no warning of the danger, you can seek compensation for the failure to include an adequate warning on the product.
Justice demands that, if you suffer an injury from an unsafe product, you have the opportunity to seek compensation for the injuries that you, or your family member, suffered. No one should have to deal with the aftermath of a negligently designed or assembled product without the ability to make things right – through legal action, if necessary.