3 Types of Product Liability

Mass-produced products are a part of our everyday lives whether it be the cars that we travel in each day, the electronics we use to communicate, or the goods we consume to name a few. 

Mass-produced items offer a lot of conveniences. Unfortunately, this convenience too often comes at the cost of safety.  

All it takes is a minor oversight, a moment of indifference, or a cost savings decision to cause any of those products to become incredibly dangerous. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by a product due to the negligence of the manufacturer or supplier of a product, you need legal representation. At The Richards Firm, we provide legal representation for injured people filing claims against companies that manufacture or supply products that injure or kill people.  

Manufacturers have a responsibility to create safe products. When they fail to uphold this responsibility, they should be held legally and financially responsible for the consequences this may cause. Here are three areas of product liability that can result in an injury. Let’s take a look.

Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect occurs when a product develops a flaw in the manufacturing process that then leads the products to become unsafe or hazardous. 

The original design of the product was likely safe but since this flawed version does not meet the original design it is unsafe to use. When manufacturers do not catch these flaws they send unsafe products into the market and injuries can occur. 

In a manufacturing defect case, it will need to be proven that the flaw occurred during the manufacturing process and that flaw is directly responsible for the injury of the victim. 

Design Defects

Design defects occur when the overall design of a product is not safe. A design defect means that the product contains inherent flaws that make the product dangerous even when it is manufactured and used properly.

In a design defect case, we will need to prove that a design defect exists and that injuries were a direct result of this defect in order to collect compensation and take the product off the market. 

Failure to Warn

Failure to warn occurs when the product has a safe design and is manufactured properly but the product is missing warning labels of potential hazards or dangers. 

This type of product liability is seen often in prescription medications. In this example manufacturers have a responsibility to warn consumers of side effects and long-term consequences. If these warnings aren’t included and a consumer experiences adverse effects, the manufacturers could be liable. 

In a failure to warn case, we will prove the product posed a danger and show that the manufacturer didn’t meet their legal responsibility to provide a warning of the danger. 

Liability Attorney Near Hamilton, Ohio

If you’ve fallen prey to a faulty product, The Richards Firm is here for you. As your liability attorney in Hamilton, Ohio, we will work tirelessly to identify design or manufacturing defects, as well as failures to warn. You don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. 

For a liability attorney in Hamilton, Ohio, and the Greater Cincinnati area, contact us today.  We can be reached at 513-868-2731, ext. 219 or visit us at http://richardsinjuryfirm.com.  

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