Our country has some of the most hard-working, intelligent inventors and manufacturers in the world. Thanks to our many technological advancements, we continue to build on our past achievements while simultaneously streamlining the manufacturing process for maximum efficiency. However, sometimes products are either not as advertised or are built with an unsafe design. When this happens, people are often injured as a result.
Those injured due to a defective product feel betrayed and bewildered as to how such a dangerous invention or haphazard production of the invention in question could have slipped through the cracks. This is why those injured generally seek financial compensation to cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, please read on to learn more about how an attorney can help.
What are grounds for suing for product liability?
To win any product liability claim, you will first have to prove that you were in fact injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is sometimes more challenging to do than in standard personal injury claims, as there may be several parties involved. There are three primary types of product liability claims. Your attorney will decide which best pertains to your specific situation and go from there. The types of product liability claims are as follows:
- Failure to Warn: It is a company’s duty to place warnings where appropriate on all products. Even when a product is deemed safe if used correctly, people can still be injured if it does not come with proper instructions or warnings. Power tools are a perfect example of products that are safe if properly used and maintained but can be very dangerous if used incorrectly.
- Design Defects: When a company fails to consider all aspects of safety when designing their product, people can be injured as a result. Even if a product looks safe, sometimes all it takes is one unlucky person to find out the hard way that there is a critical flaw in its design. However, to prove you were injured due to a design defect, you must demonstrate that there was a safer, more feasible, and equally practical design that would still allow the product to operate and function as intended.
- Manufacturer Defects: When a manufacturer strays from a product’s original blueprint, either to save time or money, that product is no longer sold as advertised. If you are injured because of a manufacturer defect, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
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The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.