When purchasing a product whether that be a vehicle, a toy, or another type of tool – you have the right to assume that it will work as intended and not cause you any harm. However, when a product has a defective design, faulty, dangerous, or has caused you to sustain an injury, it’s imperative to hold the correct party accountable for the damages.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a legal term that refers to the manufacturer's responsibility for injuries caused by a defective product. A defective product can be anything from a faulty car part to a dangerous toy. When someone is injured by a defective product, they may be able to sue the manufacturer, designer, retailer, supplier, or distributor for damages. When a product is defective it can lead to severe injuries and other complications. In fact, According to research from the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, defective products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 fatalities each year. While the statistics are shocking, if you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product, and you're looking to file a product liability claim, it’s imperative to understand the different product defects.
A product can be defective in its design, meaning that the plans for the product were flawed from the beginning. When a product was manufactured correctly but has faulty components in its design it can pose hazards to consumers. A defected design occurs when a product is designed in a way that is different from its original design and causes an unreasonable risk of injury.
A manufacturing defect occurs when something goes wrong during production and the final product is not up to the standards set by the designer. A manufacturing defect often occurs when there was an accidental error in production or manufacturing causing the product to not operate as it was intended.
Defect marketing can be especially dangerous, because there are usually not adequate warnings or proper instructions on how to use the product. Marketing defects are problems with how a product is advertised or labeled, and these defects can mislead consumers into thinking a product is safe when it is not. Marketing defects can also occur when there is a failure to warn consumers of potential risks of a product or the advertisements promote an improper use of the product.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers and product designers allow defective or dangerous products into the marketplace and onto shelves for the public to purchase, whether due to negligent quality checks or careless manufacturing. If you are unsure whether or not your situation is grounds for a lawsuit, our firm can evaluate your case and help you explore your options. Product liability cases can be complex, that's why it’s crucial to speak with an experienced product liability attorney to discuss your options. They will be able to help you prove which type of defect was present in your case and hold the responsible party accountable.
Contact Starkville Product Liability Lawyers
At Vollor Law Firm, P.A. we have the resources to pursue claims against companies large and small whose products are unsafe. Our Starkville product liability attorneys are passionate about helping families like yours fight for justice. Throughout the years we have been in practice, we have recovered millions for our clients.
If you have been hurt by a defective product, you may have grounds for a claim and we want to assist you. Contact us today at (662) 269-6188 to schedule a free case consultation.