Defective Products Can Cause Life-Altering Injuries

When you buy a product, you have certain rights as a consumer. The most basic is the right to be safe while using the item. Companies have an obligation to design and manufacture safe products.

Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries to consumers and users of such products every year. A product may be defective or dangerous because of a design flaw, a manufacturing defect, or because of a failure to provide warnings. Generally the law that governs defective products is referred to as "product liability." This area of law refers to the responsibility held by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer of any consumer product to ensure that it does not cause harm to the consumer.

Dangerous Or Defective Products

A claim for injuries suffered from a dangerous product can be founded on one of the following legal theories:

Defective Design: If a product is unreasonably dangerous when used in its intended manner, the manufacturer may be liable for designing a defective and dangerous product.

Manufacturing Defect: If there is a flaw during the manufacturing process, which makes a particular product more dangerous then intended or would be suspected by the user, there may be a claim for a manufacturing defect.

Defective Warning: If a product can not be made safe, and the manufacturer fails to adequately warn it's users of the dangers associated with the normal use, they may be liable for failure to warn.

Breach of Warranty: If a product fails to conform to an express warranty the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries suffered by that failure to conform. In addition, if the product is not fit for the ordinary purposes for which such products are used, there may be a breach of implied warranty.

Strict Liability: If a product is more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would contemplate, the manufacturer could be held strictly liable for selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.

When companies fail in their obligation and you, a friend or family member have suffered a serious injury as a result of a defective or dangerous product, you should speak with the the Hacker Law Firm attorney, who can review the circumstances surrounding your case and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

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