Millions and millions of products are purchased per day around the world. This is done with the expectation that these items will be useful, not that they will cause harm or injuries. However, it is very possible for a product to malfunction in the event that it is not made properly. When defective products cause injuries to those who use them, the manufacturers can be held liable under product liability laws. When pursuing legal action, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
What is Product Liability?
Under product liability, companies are held responsible for the products they manufacture for consumers. This requires them to make safe products to use that do not put users at risk for injuries. If a manufacturer is negligent during production, they can make a defective product that may malfunction during use. Negligent actions can include any actions that deviate from the usual protocol during production. When accidents happen because of this, the manufacturer can be held liable for the injuries that occur as a result. This can be seen in products such as household appliances, children’s toys, motor vehicles, etc.
Product liability law also requires manufacturers to provide warning labels on products. This is because products without a warning label pose the risk that they may be used incorrectly, leading to certain injuries as a result. With a label, it ensures that consumers are aware of how the product should be used and can avoid harming themselves. If injuries happen because there is no label, manufacturers can also be held liable.
What Types of Products Can Be Involved?
There are many different ways a person can become injured as a result of a faulty product. In court, there are three main types of defect cases that are usually seen. This includes:
- Design defects: When a designer does not consider the consumer’s safety when designing the product, it can lead to significant injuries.
- Manufacturer defects: When a manufacturer cuts corners during the production process, it can create a defective product that causes injuries.
- Failure to warn: When a company does not put a warning label on products that can cause damaging injuries if it is used the wrong way.
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Attorney Newman has represented clients in Pennsylvania for over 45 years. If you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the personal injury claims process or with any criminal defense matters, Attorney Newman is ready to help. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a consultation.