Breaking Down Product Liability Cases

defectProduct manufacturers have a great responsibility to the public: make useful products that are safe and free of any potential dangers when used correctly. However, as much as we’d like to think that all products we buy are safe, there are many instances in which this is simply not true. It happens way too often and dangerous products are allowed on the market. If someone is injured, they may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. Understanding the aspects of these types of cases is important.

Design Defect

During the design phase of production, the manufacturer must ensure that if a product has a dangerous element, the design prevents the consumer from getting hurt when using the product correctly. For instance, having a product with a sharp edge without some sort of guard or handle.

Manufacturing Defect

When a product is manufactured, it must be ensured that all parts are secured correctly and everything is safe. If pieces are not in place, they can pose a potential threat to a consumer’s health. For example, if a children’s toy does not have the pieces connected correctly, a small part can become dislodged, potentially resulting in a choking hazard.

Failure to Warn

If a product has a potential hazard, the manufacturer should provide an accompanying warning that lets the consumer know of the danger. If there is no warning or instructions for proper use, any injury caused by the dangerous products may be considered the responsibility of the manufacturer.

Product liability cases are often difficult and require the help of legal professionals to help navigate the specifics of the situation. Our Philadelphia product liability attorneys at The Beasley Firm understand the facets of these types of lawsuits and we work to prove that you have sustained a serious injury due to the oversight of a manufacturing company.

Call us today and discuss your potential case with our dedicated team.

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