We are fortunate enough to live in a society inhabited with talented, inventive, and efficient creators and producers, and we reap the benefits of their ingenuity every single day. However, this does not mean that we are without flaws. Sometimes, individuals or companies either make mistakes or intentionally cut corners and produce a product that is not up to standards.
Unfortunately, sometimes buying a bad product results in something far worse than simply not getting what you paid for. Sometimes, defective products can cause injuries, and when this happens, consumers will very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you are someone who was injured by a defective product, here are some of the questions you may have:
What constitutes a product liability lawsuit?
When filing a product liability lawsuit, you and your attorney must prove two things. First, you will have to prove that you were indeed injured due to another party’s negligence. From here, your attorney will have to decide exactly who was responsible for your injuries. In product liability lawsuits, there are very often several parties involved, which is why your attorney will have to first determine who is at fault, and then begin gathering evidence against that party from there.
What are the different types of product liability lawsuits?
The most commonly-responsible parties in product liability lawsuits are as follows:
- Negligent designers: When a company designs a product, they are responsible for ensuring there are no flaws that could potentially harm a person using the product. This is why if you were injured and can prove there was a safer, more feasible way to design the product while still retaining its original functionality, you will most likely win financial compensation. Additionally, companies are responsible for including warnings on their products, even if they are safe when correctly used. For example, power tools, though safe, can be extremely dangerous if someone does not know how to use them properly.
- Negligent manufacturers: Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that products are created in accordance with the verified-safe company guidelines. When a manufacturer veers from the specific instructions and blueprint of a product to either save time, money, or just out of sheer carelessness, products can be made unsafe, and therefore cause injuries as a result.
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