What causes product defects?

Consumers trust that companies won’t put any products up for sale unless they are deemed safe for use. However, sometimes one or more parties become complacent in quality assurance and fail to notice that the product is defective. This negligence, combined with the negligence to make sure there is nothing wrong with the product every step of the way can cause one or more consumers to become seriously injured. Sometimes, product defects can even result in fatalities.

Any product one can think of can be defective, as these issues are not limited to one type of product. Product defects can occur in household goods, industrial products, cars, trucks, specific parts for automobiles, and more. In addition, there are several different ways that negligence can play a part in product defects. Some of the reasons that a product is defective and ultimately causes injuries to one or more consumers can include:

  • Design defects
  • Improper labeling or failure to warn
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Strict liability
  • Warranty breach
  • General negligence

In the event that an injured consumer wishes to bring a personal injury lawsuit, they will have to work with a team of experts and their attorney to help determine what actually caused the product defect. In a successful lawsuit, they may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact our firm today.

If you need the services of an experienced Montgomery County attorney who focuses on personal injury or medical negligence, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation today.