Product Liability

Most product liability claims fall within three major types: manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn. Defects can occur when companies use poor quality materials or cut corners on workmanship and design. If defects do occur, it is the company’s responsibility to warn consumers about these problems.

Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost more than $700 billion each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Product liability law exists to help ensure those who make products available to the public, such as manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.

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Vehicle Accident Cases We Handle

Design Defects

Design defects occur when there is an inherent flaw or error in a product’s design that makes it dangerous. A company can be liable for a design defect when there was a foreseeable risk posed by the product.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects occur when the original design of a product is safe, but the something during the manufacturing process happened to create an unsafe product.

Failure to Warn

Sometimes, products are only dangerous if misused. Product manufacturers must provide warnings to consumers that instruct how to use their products safely.

Implied Warranty

In implied warranty, a merchant promises that the goods are fit to be sold meaning they are in correct condition and will perform properly. Merchants make this promise each time they sell a product.  As a buyer, you rely on the advice of the seller that a product can be used for a specific purpose, which creates an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

Express Warranty

An express warranty guarantees that the product will meet a certain level of quality and reliability.  These can take many forms, including spoken or written.

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