Product Liability Cases
Product liability is a very wide and diverse area of law. In a nutshell, if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a product defect, you could have grounds to pursue compensation.
There are three general types of product liability cases:
Product Manufacturing Errors
This is when a manufacturing flaw or defect is responsible for causing an injury to the consumer. This could affect only a single product or a group of products. To be eligible for a financial award for this type of case, the defect must have occurred during the manufacturing process, and the injury must have been a direct result of that defect.
Below are some examples of injuries caused by manufacturing defects:
- A child getting injured when a swing set collapses
- A car crash caused by faulty brake pads
- A poisoning from tainted food or medicine
Product Design Errors
If the design of a product creates a dangerous defect that causes injury, you may be able to seek financial compensation. In this type of case, the defect generally extends to all products, not just one. Some examples of an injury-causing design flaw include:
- Sunscreen that does not contain the advertised protection
- A children's play car that routinely flips over during use
- A phone charger that has a tendency to spark or catch fire
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Lack of Instruction or Warning
If a product does not include sufficient instructions of warning about safe, recommended use, which then results in a consumer's injury, there may be grounds for legal action. The injury must be a direct result of this lack of information. Examples of this type of case include:
- A saucepan that does not include a warning that the handle will become hot to the touch
- A medicine that does not warn of potential side effects, such as dizziness or disorientation that would make it dangerous to operate a motor vehicle
- A chemical that does not list toxic ingredients
Types of Product Liability Lawsuits
Depending on the details of your case, your attorney may decide to file one of the following types of lawsuits:
- Negligence: This applies if the product designer or manufacturer made a careless mistake that ultimately resulted in a consumer's injury.
- Strict Liability: In this type of lawsuit, the victim was injured as a result of a product defect.
- Breach of Warranty: If a warranty of safety was presented upon sale of the product, the injured consumer could have grounds to sue.
Protect Your Best Interests with a Product Liability Attorney
At The Law Offices of Gary C. Eisenberg, our attorneys have a solid track record of achieving generous settlements and pursuing in-court litigation of product liability cases. If you or a loved one has been injured as a direct result of a product's defect or dangerous feature, the first step is to contact a lawyer to determine whether you have a case. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation—you won't pay a dime unless we succeed in winning the financial compensation to which you are entitled.