Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What You Need To Know About Product Liability

As a consumer, you have a legal right to safety when using commercial products. If you are injured while using a product in the way it was intended to be used, you may be able to seek legal recourse for your injuries. With the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be able to build a solid case. McDuffey Law Firm is here to help you gain a better understanding of product liability law and what factors into these types of cases.

Why Product Liability Law?

Product liability law exists to protect consumers. Manufacturers, retailers, and designers are legally responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and ready for consumers to use. If a consumer is injured while correctly using a product, the manufacturer can be held liable for their injuries. (If a consumer was injured while misusing a product, he may not be able to seek any recourse.)

Types Of Product Defects

Generally, a product can be considered defective if it meets one of two primary criteria:
  1. The product contains an inherent flaw or faulty design.
  2. The product fails to warn consumers of potential dangers.

Faulty Design
Design or manufacturing errors can occur at any point in the process; they could result from a problem on the assembly line, an issue with some of the materials used, or an error anywhere along the production line. 

Failure To Warn
If consumers may be subject to unnecessary risks when using a product in a certain manner, manufacturers are legally obligated to warn consumers of these potential dangers. These warnings must be displayed in a clear and "easily noticed" manner. 

Examples Of Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases focus on many different types of products, but here are a few examples of some common cases:
  • Defective Children's Products
  • Dangerous Pharmaceuticals
  • Unsafe Industrial Equipment
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Unsafe Agricultural Equipment
  • Dangerous Power Tools

Think You May Have The Grounds For A Product Liability Case?

If you have been injured while using a product or industrial equipment, contact our product liability attorney in Camden County immediately. During your FREE consultation, we can evaluate your case and help you determine how best to approach the proceedings. Visit our website or call us at 573-302-7211 to learn more about how we may be able to represent your case.

McDuffey Law Firm, LLC
Ph. (573) 302-7211
Fax. (573) 302-7215

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