When people buy a product from a company, they expect that it is safe to use and will function properly. Most of the time, this is the case. However, sometimes, defective products are made when there is a mistake or if the usual protocol was not followed during production. When defective products are made they can malfunction and cause great harm to the people that use them. If a manufacturer is negligent in producing safe products, they may be held responsible for any injuries they cause. This is done through product liability laws. People who become harmed as a result of a defective product should contact an attorney to help their case.
What is Product Liability?
Manufacturers have an obligation to create and sell products that are safe to use. This obligation is called product liability. When manufacturers do not provide the lawful standard of care during production, product liability cases work to hold them accountable for any defective products they sell. These products may be made if a mistake happens or if a manufacturer cuts corners during production. Negligent actions such as these can put consumers at great risk for injuries. Defects are sometimes seen with children’s toys, household appliances, or motor vehicles.
Product liability laws also require manufacturers to attach a warning label with their products so that consumers are informed of how to use it correctly. This information allows them to avoid injuries from using a product incorrectly. This also helps manufacturers avoid lawsuits. Without these labels, a manufacturer can be held liable for negligence in the event that an injury occurs.
Types of Cases
There are different ways a person can become injured because of a faulty product. There are three types of defect cases that are seen in court:
- Design defect: When a product’s design causes injuries because the designer did not take user safety into consideration when designing it. To have a successful case, the injured party must prove there was a safer and economically feasible design that could have been used instead.
- Manufacturer defect: If a manufacturer does not follow the correct protocol during production, a product can be defective and injure someone. For a case to be successful, the injured party must prove that the protocol was breached.
- Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide warning labels for products that can injure someone if it is used improperly. It is important to not get rid of the product because it can be used as evidence in court.
If a person is injured by a faulty product, they may be eligible to receive financial compensation for their injuries. When an injured person requires medical attention, additional expenses and bills can pile up and become difficult to manage. If a manufacturer is responsible for these injuries, they may owe the injured individual compensation to cover any expenses related to the accident.
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If you have been injured as a result of a defective product and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Maryland, it is important to consider your legal options. The legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can represent you through each step of your case and will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today.