Defective Product Cases
As a consumer, you should be able to purchase a product with the peace of mind that it is safe for your use. While most products are perfectly harmless and there is nothing to worry about, every once so often it seems like there is another major recall because a product was unsafe for consumer use. When this happens, it is up to the public to hold them accountable. Mr. Santo is committed to helping you find justice if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective product. We understand the pitfalls of a serious injury and are ready to take on your case to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
TYPES OF PRODUCT DEFECTS
Product liability cases are complex and require the skills of an effective attorney that will help you determine what kind of defect took place, ultimately resulting in your injuries. There are three categories that a product defect can fall into, including:
- Design defects: Designing a product is no simple task. The person in charge of this process must consider all facets, including safety and practicality. If this individual failed to consider certain aspects that resulted in an unsafe product, a consumer can get hurt. If you were injured because of a productâ€™s design, you must prove that there was a safer, yet economically sound way to alternatively design the product.
- Manufacturer defects: Once there is an approved design, the item will go into production and the manufacturer must follow the design carefully. If the manufacturer strays from the approved design in any way, they may be held liable for a product defect case.
- Failure to warn: Warning labels are an important part of any product. If a product is used improperly because the consumer was not adequately instructed, they can become seriously injured and may have a case against the company.
PROVING NEGLIGENCE IN A PRODUCT DEFECT CASE
Product defects can happen in anything we purchase, including in our food, our cars, our medication, the everyday goods in our household, and even in products specifically designed for our children. Product liability cases are no different from other personal injury cases in that you, the injured party, are responsible for proving that the company failed to provide a safe product and that it ultimately caused you to become injured. Not only will you need to work with an experienced attorney through this process, but also an expert in the field of the product that injured you. Be sure not to throw away the defective item if you plan to bring a lawsuit. This will be crucial in determining liability in your case. Your attorney and the expert will work together to determine whether there was a design defect, a manufacturer defect, or failure to warn.