Consumers trust that the products they purchase will be safe for them to use. Companies don’t want to hurt their brand image by releasing a product to their consumer base that can cause them to become seriously injured but sometimes, it happens. If you have been seriously injured by a defective product and are facing a number of burdens, it is important to consider your legal options. An experienced attorney will be able to help you determine what went wrong and caused your product to become defective, ultimately resulting in your injuries.
If you do intend to bring legal action for a defective product, it is important that you have an understanding of what needs to occur for a successful case. You, the injured party, are required to prove that someone else’s negligence resulted in your injuries. Therefore, it is critical that you do not dispose of the product upon being injured. This will serve as the best evidence when trying to determine what went wrong.
A defective product is caused by one of three situations:
- Design defects: If someone designing the product failed to consider all aspects to create an economically feasible, yet safer option for the product, they can be held liable. You will be required to prove that another option was available.
- Manufacturing defects: If a product’s design was sound but someone deviated from the approved plans in the manufacturing process, they can be held liable. You must be able to prove that someone wantonly deviated from the approved plans.
- Failure to warn: Many products are only safe when used as intended. If a company fails to warn about the dangers of misusing a product, they can be held liable.
If you have questions regarding product liability and need legal guidance to help you move forward with your case, contact our firm today. You may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens faced in the accident.
Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.