Types of Product Liability
Americans purchase and subsequently use billions of products every year which makes it extremely likely that each consumer will be injured by a product at least once in his or her lifetime. When consumers are harmed by a defective or dangerous product, there are a number of possible causes, and an injured consumer may be eligible to pursue compensation from the company responsible for the harm which has been sustained.
You trust product manufacturers and designers to deliver safe products. And when they neglect to do so, your life can be dramatically affected. The Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyers of Winston Law Firm, promise to devote themselves to getting you the compensation you may deserve for your injuries. Contact us at 954-475-9666.
The 3 Types
Product liability law is broken down into three categories for which manufacturers or others may be held liable. These categories are:
- Manufacturing Defect – a product, such as a car seat with improperly made restraints, where the manufacturer caused the product to be defective through a manufacturing flaw
- Design Defect – a product in which the design is inherently flawed and, as a result, is dangerous to all consumers who use the product. Examples of this include medical devices that cause injury and cosmetics that have dangerous ingredients.
- Marketing Defect (Failure to provide warnings/instructions) – a product that does not provide proper instructions of use or warnings about potential dangers and side effects. An example of this is a medicine that causes health issues when used in combination with other products, but is not labeled appropriately.
No matter which of the above categories the product that caused your injuries falls into, you should ensure that you are properly advised of your legal rights and options.
When you have suffered from an injury caused by a defective product, your injuries and the costs to you and your family may be extensive and extremely damaging. Contact a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer with Winston, Clark and Wigand, to discuss the particulars of your case with a qualified lawyer. Call us today at 954-475-9666.