People are usually excited when they buy a new product and cannot wait to use it. They do not usually consider the idea of this product possibly harming them in the process. However, it is possible for a faulty product to be made that can cause an accident to occur once it is in use. This may be the case if the negligence took place during its manufacturing. These accidents can cause serious injuries that have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. When facing these situations, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney to navigate your case.
What is Product Liability?
Consumers trust companies that make products to only sell items that are safe to use. It is because of this that they are legally required to do so, otherwise they can be held liable for any defective products that may cause harm to a user. This is done through product liability law. In the event that manufacturers engage in a negligent activity such as deviating from protocol during production, dangerous accidents can occur as a result. This is sometimes seen in household appliances, motor vehicles, children’s toys, and more.
In addition to this, product liability law also requires manufacturers to put warning labels on their products. This ensures that those who use them are informed on how to use the product correctly to avoid injuring themselves. Without a label, there is a possibility that the product is used in the wrong way and harms the individual. When this happens, manufacturers can be held liable for these accidents.
What Types of Products Can Be Involved?
There are a variety of ways that a person can become injured by a defective product. These accidents are usually seen in three main types of defect cases when they go to court. The categories of defects that are most common include the following:
- Design defects: If the designers of a product do not consider the user’s safety when drawing up the design for the product.
- Manufacturer defects: When a manufacturer makes mistakes or cuts corners during the product’s production, causing the product to not work correctly once it is in use.
- Failure to warn: When the manufacturer does not put a warning label on a product and it is used incorrectly, causing an injury.
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