Before purchasing a toy for your child or an appliance for your kitchen, you might conduct your own research to ensure you make the best decision. You might read the reviews and consider how the product will work; however, you might not think about at all is whether it is safe. Although most products should be safe to use for their consumers, that is not always the case.
Unfortunately, people often suffer serious injuries when using products that should be safe, but a skilled personal injury attorney can help. If a product hurt you, an experienced Live Oak defective products lawyer can seek compensation on your behalf and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
To succeed in a product liability claim, an injured person must pinpoint the product’s defect and identify who is legally responsible for causing it. Defects can occur anywhere in the production and distribution of a product.
Design defects can affect many products built similarly. Since the original product design was flawed, every product that follows that design plan would be defective.
Issues that occur during the production of a product often lead to manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects happen when companies make changes from the original design, such as by using cheaper materials. These mistakes also occur due to simple human error. Manufacturing defects can affect an entire product line produced under the defective conditions, or they can only affect one product.
Companies must include operating instructions with warning labels to alert consumers to potential hazards. Businesses could be liable for product misuse if the warning and directions are not clear enough for a reasonable consumer to interpret and understand.
Our dedicated attorneys in Live Oak understand how to research products and identify how a defective product was produced. They can determine whether the product’s designer, manufacturer, or retailer was negligent.
Often, more than one party is legally to blame. Our legal team works with industry experts to review design and production plans. These experts could produce evidence to show how a manufacturer could have created a similar product without the flaw.
Although defects can occur in almost any type of product, injuries commonly occur with the following types of dangerous goods:
A seasoned attorney in Live Oak can fight to get injured people the financial compensation they need after a defective product incident.
If a dangerous product hurt you or a family member, you may be entitled payments to cover your losses. A competent Live Oak defective products lawyer knows how to handle product liability cases and can identify the defect to ensure the negligent parties are held responsible for the damage they caused.
A successful resolution of your legal claim can help alert other unsuspecting consumers of the product’s danger and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get started.