Product liability is an essential form of protection for consumers who have suffered injuries or illness as a result of dangerous or defective products. Although most products released for public consumption pose little or no threat to their users, a surprisingly large number of consumer products contain defects that can make them extremely dangerous. While there is a large variety of product defects and malfunctions that can harm an innocent consumer, these defects are typically categorized into three different areas.
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our team understand that the consequences of an injury resulting from defective products are often overwhelming. Fortunately, with the help of a qualified attorney, many victims are able to get the justice and compensation that they need to better recover from an injury caused by a dangerous product.
Broad Categories of Product Liability
Product liability can take an almost unlimited number of forms. However, product liability cases can typically be sorted into three distinct categories, which can be understood as:
- Design defects – defects that arise out of inherent problems with a product’s design
- Manufacturing defects – defects that occur because of problems with the manufacturing process, and may affect only some or all versions of a product.
- Marketing defects – defects that occur because of a lack of appropriate warning about potential dangers associated with the product’s use.
A product may be defective in just one of these ways or a combination of all three. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand how a product was defective and whether you are able to file a personal injury claim.
Talk to A Product Liability Attorney
If you have been the victim of an injury or illness caused by a dangerous product, an injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., can help you. Call to learn more about your rights and options under the law in this situation.