Defective products cause thousands of injuries annually, and sometimes, even death. The main types of defective products include: design defects, manufacturer defects, and defects in warnings or instructions. If a product is defective faulty for any of these reasons, consumers may have legal recourse.
The main legal theories involved in defective products cases are negligence and strict liability. In negligence cases, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the manufacturer breached a duty to the plaintiff, and as a result, the plaintiff suffered actual damages. In strict liability cases, the plaintiff does not need to prove negligence.
Rather, manufacturers are “strictly” liable for any defects in products that result during the manufacturing process, and when someone is injured as a result of the faulty manufacturing process, the manufacturer may be liable.
Attorneys who specialize in defective products cases assist their clients in pursuing compensation in the form of damages. If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, contact an attorney for a consultation.