In our daily lives, we each use some form of a consumer product, from toys, to cars, to electronics. During the use of a product, a defect can cause injury to the user or those in close proximity to the product. Someone who has been injured by a defective product may be entitled to recover compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
Initiating a Product Liability Lawsuit
A product liability lawsuit can be filed by the victim of a defective product against the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product. Once the responsible party has been identified, the type of defect must be established and the defect must have caused the injury to the victim.
Types of Product Defects
There are three main ways a product can be defective:
Design Defect: The design of the product poses an unreasonable risk to the user or the risk could have been reduced by an available alternative design.
Manufacturing Defect: The construction of one product deviates from the design specifications or differs from other similar products.
Warning Defect: The warning or instructions about the risks of the product are inadequate or buried in the instruction manual and not easily identifiable.
Building a Product Liability Case
To establish the presence of a defect and how it lead to the injury, the product liability attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner will use industry leading experts with various backgrounds in engineering and mechanical construction. Product liability lawsuits require a great amount of investigation by the attorneys and expert witnesses, so if you have been injured during the use of a product, contact the product liability attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner to schedule your free consultation.