From laptops and vehicles to lawn equipment and prescription medications, consumer products fill our homes. We rely on these products to get us to work, help us perform our jobs, assist us in maintaining our homes, and help us live healthier lives.
We also count on the companies that design, produce, and market these products to be honest about their products, warn us of dangers, and inform us when they discover a defect.
Unfortunately, these things don’t always happen. When someone is injured due to a dangerous or defective product, they don’t always know what to do next. In some cases, they don’t even realize they have a right to pursue compensation for their injuries.
This is where an experienced product liability lawyer can help. At Deacon Law Firm, we are product liability lawyers who help people obtain full and fair compensation for injuries caused by defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, your first step should be to call the experienced product liability lawyers at Deacon Law Firm. We will explain your rights and options.
Different Types Of Liability For Dangerous And Defective Products
In a product liability case, the plaintiff may be able to prove liability in one of three ways. In some cases, the plaintiff can even show that more than one type of liability is present.
Some products are inherently dangerous due to a defective design. In these cases, all of the products produced from the design are defective. Examples include toys with sharp edges or small pieces that pose a choking hazard.
A product may be designed safely, but if it’s manufactured improperly, it can still cause injuries. A manufacturing defect occurs when a particular factory run or individual unit is produced with a flaw. This is why manufacturers who issue recalls often recall a specific lot number or serial number of product.
Failure To Warn And Inadequate Warnings
Manufacturers have a legal obligation to include adequate warnings on their products. For example, drug manufacturers must warn consumers when they become aware of a negative side effect caused by a medication. Whey they fail to warn consumers or delay releasing a warning, people can get seriously injured.