If you’re a consumer that’s been harmed due your use of a product you bought, it sometimes can be difficult to know whether or not you have a legitimate product liability claim. Did the instructions have warnings you missed? Were you using the product the wrong way? Are all the products make this way– or did you do something to it that made it dangerous?
At McMahan Law Firm, LLC, our knowledgeable and experienced Daltonproduct liability attorneys are ready to help assess your circumstances and, if necessary, pursue the relief you deserve for your injury. Below, let’s look at some situations where a product liability claim is called for.
WHEN THE PRODUCT IS DANGEROUSLY DESIGNED
Some products have unforeseen dangers from their very inception. These dangers should be vetted and caught by the designers before their product starts to be mass produced. Whenever you hear about a product recall, it is often because a design flaw has been found while the product is already on the market and the manufacturers need to replace the item.
For instance, the recent death of actor Anton Yelchin was likely caused by a faulty electronic shift in his Jeep Grand Cherokee. That model vehicle has been recalled to fix this electronic shift design issue.
WHEN THE PRODUCT IS DANGEROUSLY MANUFACTURED
Safe product designs can be undermined by faulty manufacturing. In these cases, poor manufacturing practices or low-quality materials might be to blame. It could be possible that the product that hurt you is only one of several items that were produced in the same way due to an aberration in the manufacturing process. This is common especially with food products: when there is a contamination in the food packaging process, some (but usually not all) items in that product line can become potentially hazardous to consumers.
WHEN THE PRODUCT IS DANGEROUSLY LABELED
If there is an inherent danger to a product that is not clearly noted in the product’s labeling, the makers of that product could become liable for any injury. One of the most common examples of this is toys that fail to provide a choking hazard for small children. Simply put, if the consumer is not reasonably informed of any danger the product poses, their injury should be compensation for.
If you believe that your product liability claim falls into one of these three categories, then we invite you to contactMcMahan Law Firm, LLC today. Our experienced Dalton product liability lawyers are ready to hear your story and are not afraid of confronting large corporate entities in pursuit of the relief our clients deserve.
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