Use of a defective product could cause injuries and lead victims to ponder the viability of personal injury or defective product claim. Here are three different types of defective product incidents that may cause injury.
Three Types of Product Liability
- Manufacturing Issues – This means the product was not made or assembled correctly and this oversight caused it to be defective and cause injury. Examples of manufacturing issues include a bicycle with improperly installed brakes, a contaminated food item or a cracked piece of plastic on a stroller.
- Design issues – Sometimes a product is designed in a way that can cause consumers harm, like a computer that does not cool properly, causing it to overheat and burn the user.
- Inadequate Warning – This occurs when a manufacturer knows a product could be dangerous or used improperly but fails to warn the consumer in a responsible way, resulting in unintentional injury. Warnings may be found on product packaging, inserts or on the product itself.
These are just some examples of the types of issues that may apply to your case. When you or a loved one is injured as a result of a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other types of losses through an injury claim.
Contacting a West Virginia Defective Product Lawyer
The Miley Legal Group can help establish that a defective product caused injuries and that the manufacturer is therefore liable for injuries and damages. Give us a call at (304) 931-4088 to schedule a free consultation to review your case.