Our society heavily relies on consumer goods. With suppliers trying to meet demand, it is no surprise that mistakes happen. Federal and state laws regulate the production and distribution of goods, but it is not always enough to ensure the safety of the products. Thousands of unsuspecting buyers have suffered serious injuries, illnesses, and wrongful death because of defective products.
The types of cases that arise from these defective products involve:
- Marketing Defects – If the product was labeled improperly or does not contain adequate safety warnings or instructions.
- Design Defects – If something in the design of the product is dangerous or unsafe.
- Manufacturing Defects – If the product has a flaw of defect that is not in the design, but occurred during manufacturing or assembly.
Product liability refers to holding a manufacturer or seller responsible for placing a dangerous or defective product in the hands of consumers. The laws governing product liable are different than those of general personal injury law, so hiring a firm with experience in the area is key.