Types of Product Liability
When we buy a product in the store, it is probably our last thought to check the product for defects and possibly dangerous aspects of the item. Unfortunately, this happens more often than many of us realize. Manufacturers can put inherently dangerous products on the shelf, easily accessible for consumers to purchase. According to the website of the Williams Kherkher law firm, products that are potentially dangerous range from automobile parts to baby food.
There are three types of product defects that consumers can be exposed to. The most common is a defectively manufactured product, such as a cracked bed frame or mustard containing a potentially poisonous or harmful substance. This results from a defect in manufacturing and is different from defectively designed products. This can include a car that has design flaws that cause it to easily flip when turning. The last kind of product defect is a company failing to provide proper label warnings. A common example is a prescription medication failing to warn consumers about dangerous side effects. All three of these kinds of product defects can lead to devastating personal injuries, the more serious including brain injuries to whiplash, according to the website of the Houston personal injury lawyers at the Mokaram Law Firm.
As consumers, we assume companies and manufacturers took proper care to ensure their product was as safe as possible. When this is not the case, serious injuries and medical issues can arise to no fault of the person who purchased the product. According to the website of LaMarca Law Group P.C., because a manufacturer has a responsibility to design and sell a safe product, when they fail to do so, they are rightfully accountable for the damages that occur.