Product Liability: Dangerous Product Design Suits
Safety is a key component when making any type of product. Manufacturers have a responsibility to design and create products that are safe when used as intended. When a product is poorly designed without safety precautions, the manufacturer can be liable for injuries their product causes to consumers. Injured consumers can file a dangerous product design lawsuit under product liability laws.
Product liability covers design, creation and instructional aspects of product manufacturing. When a product is unsafe and causes injury, the manufacturer can be held financially liable for the damages caused. Manufacturing defects can make a product unsafe, causing injury. Also, unclear instructions or warnings on how to safely use a product can make a manufacturer responsible for injuries. Dangerous design includes products that are unsafe due to poor planning and safety testing by the manufacturer.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit for Dangerous Design
With dangerous design flaws, a manufacturer markets a product that is unsafe to use as intended. An electrical appliance without proper protection against shock or an automotive air bag that emits metal shards when deployed are examples of dangerous design product liability cases. If a person is injured while using a product as intended due to a design flaw, they may be able to file a product liability lawsuit.
With dangerous design product liability claims, it must be proven that the manufacturer designed a product with a foreseeable risk for injury. It must also be evident that the resulting injury was caused while using the product as intended. These two points are key in building a successful products liability case. Extensive research on the part of the legal team of the plaintiff may be required to prove negligence in the product design and linking it to their client’s injury.
In most circumstances, product liability lawsuits may be initiated by the victim or by a close family member on behalf of the victim. If it can be proven that a manufacturer was negligent when designing a product and that design flaw results in injury or death when the product is used as intended, they may be liable for damages. Damages in such a case may include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages that are related to the injury.
Product Liability Dangerous Design Lawyer
If you or a family member was seriously injured due to a dangerously designed product, you may be eligible to make a product liability claim. Contact our team at Tison Law Group to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options to pursue compensation.