In our previous blog, we started to discuss product liability and what happens if you or a loved one are injured while using a particular product and you want to seek for damages. There are a few different steps needed to prove your case, but hopefully, this blog helps you understand a bit more about the process.
There are manufacturing defects. This presumes that the design is not the cause of the injury but how the product was made is the problem. There again can be many layers in this line of thinking because usually most products are made up of many different parts. But to use the chair example again, your chair now has four legs but one of the legs is made up inferior material making it brittle, and it breaks when you first sit on it. The product was not manufactured well so; therefore, this is a manufacturing defect.
Finally, there are marketing defects. This is when your product has not been properly labeled, or you have not been adequately warned about the dangers of using the product. You will see a lot of these types of warnings on new electronic devices. Repeated signs to not use the product around water or to put in in a bathtub are good examples of proper warning on electronic devices.
You will also need to prove that you were using the product as it was intended. For the chair example, if you were sitting on it regularly and got injured, we may have a case. But if you and six of your buddies were seeing how many of you the chair could hold, then that would not be the chair’s intended purpose. And if you were injured it would not be because of the chair’s manufacturing, marketing or design.
We hope this overview of product liability has been helpful to you. If you or a loved one have been injured while using a product, please call us. We may be able to get your compensation for your losses.