What Kind of Defective Product Case do You Have?
Posted November 18th, 2013 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Personal Injury.
So you’re using a product and not only does it break on you, but it causes a severe injury to your hand. What do you do?
Well, it’s obvious that you have a case. What you have is a defective product liability claim, and this means you have been injured or suffered other damages because of this product, you can file a lawsuit to recover any damages you received, such as medical expenses. Your claim can fall into one of three different categories:
- Defectively manufactured products – This is the most popular type. What this means is the product you were injured by was manufactured incorrectly, such as an error in the making of the product or an issue with the factory it came from. So in our example, the product was missing the hinge that would have prevented the product from injuring your hand is considered a defective manufactured product.
- Defectively designed products – What this typically means is the design of the product has a flaw that could cause injury. Generally, this product is put together properly; however, the designer of the product had failed to notice that there was a risk of injury in using the product. An example would be a motorcycle that could flip on its side while going around a corner.
- Failure to provide a warning/instructions – Just as it says, this type of claim involves a product that doesn’t have adequate warnings or instructions about the proper use of the product. An example would be side effects missing from the label of a medication.
Figuring out if you have a claim for a defective product can be tricky. That’s why we’re here to help! Contact us today and we’ll let you know if you have a case.