Unfortunately, some consumer products contain design defects that may make them hazardous to consumers. When they cause injury, victims may pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party, which is often the manufacturer.
Lawsuits for Injuries from Product Design Defects
Products could be dangerous if they are designed incorrectly. This generally occurs before the product is ever manufactured.
So in other words, the product could have been manufactured to the intended specifications, but because of a flaw in the design it could pose a hazard. In order to prove negligence, you would then need to show that something in the product’s design caused the injuries.
For instance, let’s say you were injured in a car crash after your brakes failed. If they had been designed poorly, it could have been the cause of their failure and, ultimately, your accident. But the other side might try to argue it was your own failure to stop.
You would need to provide proof that the design of the brakes was flawed. This may require submitting the brakes as physical evidence or obtaining expert testimony regarding the flaws in the design.
Seeking Help from a Personal Injury Attorney in Clarksburg, WV
If you’re injured as a result of a defective product design or other problems with the product such as improper safety warnings, an attorney at The Miley Legal Group can provide consultation and legal counsel. Call us at 888-436-0859.