When a company designs, manufactures, releases, or distributes a product that causes harm, they can be held responsible for the damage that they have caused. Product liability attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in these types of cases, and are skilled at presenting the information in a way that makes clear that negligence has occurred and that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury as a result of a product that was defective or unsafe, call the Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz for information on how we can help you.
There are three basic types of product liability lawsuits. They are:
- Defective manufacturing
- Defective design
- Failure to provide adequate warning or instructions
All three are representative of negligence and can result in serious harm or even death. A skilled and experienced Philadelphia product liability attorney will know how to show not only that the product was defective but also that the defect led to the injury that you suffered and that as a result you deserve compensation for your expenses and damages.
Defective manufacturing of a product occurs when a product is made in a flawed way that left it dangerous. These are generally problems that happen within a factory rather than as part of its design, and the product that caused the injury is unique when compared to those that were manufactured correctly. Examples of defective manufacturing can include foods or medications that have been contaminated, a child’s toy that has an unfinished edge that can cause a cut, or a motorized garage door opener with a weak chain or spring that can fly apart. In order to prove that defective manufacturing caused an injury, it is important that the item was being properly used at the time that the injury occurred, unless the defect was what caused it to be used improperly.
Defectively designed products are products that are created in such a way that all examples of it are dangerous. It may be that a vehicle was designed in a way that made it top heavy and prone to rollovers, or that a vehicle that is rear-ended in a fender bender bursts into flame. These are examples in which it is the way that the product was designed that caused the injury. In many cases product liability cases regarding defective design are brought by large numbers of people who suffer similar injuries.
Product liability cases in which a manufacturer is charged with failure to provide adequate warning or instructions generally involve the public being unaware of an inherent danger that the manufacturer should have made them aware of. Examples might include warnings about taking a medication in combination with other drugs or while suffering from a particular condition, or cleaning solutions that do not warn against using them in certain environments or against using it with skin exposed.
When manufacturers and designers fail to provide safe products for public use, they are often held responsible for the injuries caused by their negligence. The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz can help you with your claim and get you the compensation that you deserve for any injuries that you’ve suffered.
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