Defectively Designed Products
Suits involving defectively designed products are often more intricate than those involving defectively manufactured products. While the latter may pertain to only a few products in the line, a defective design deems the entire line of products dangerous and faulty. The plan for the product is inherently flawed. Many times with defectively manufactured products, the manufacturer will admit that there was a flaw in creating the product and will merely compensate the injured plaintiff. However in cases involving defectively designed products, the basis for proving a design defect is subjective, and open to interpretation by the judge or jury.
When there is a foreseeable risk posed by a product even when it is manufactured correctly and used as intended, then the manufacturer is liable for injuries caused by the product due to design defects. Even though this seems simple, these cases can be very complex.
Types of Lawsuits Involving Defectively Designed Products
There are two main types of claims that people file in cases of defectively designed products. One is a strict liability claim. With a strict liability claim, you attest that the manufacturer placed a defective product that possesses an excessive amount of danger in the marketplace. Even if the product is dangerous or volatile naturally, like insecticides or fireworks, the manufacturer may still be liable for injuries the product caused, no matter how careful they were in creating the product. Victims may also file negligence claims against manufacturers of defectively designed products. A claim of negligence states that the manufacturer knew or should have known of the risk associated with the product they created, and therefore should have prevented the injury-causing defect.
Finding the Best Lawyer For You
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defectively designed product, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. With these cases, there are deadlines to pay attention to, difficult arguments to craft, and detailed legal jargon to decipher. With a dedicated lawyer to help you, you can leave this difficult work to a professional while you focus on recovering. At our firm, our attorneys have unparalleled skills when it comes to handling product liability cases. Do not hesitate to contact us today if you would like aggressive and passionate representation for your claim.