Defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. Whether it be a faulty part that leads to a car accident or dangerous children’s products, defective products are everywhere. Defective products are covered under product liability law.
Defective products are analyzed under the scope of something called products liability and negligence. Products liability is focused on the product itself whereas negligence focuses on the people involved with the product.
There are three categories of product defects that a product can have. These are:
-Design defects; such as a table with three legs that may tip over more easily
-Manufacturing defects; such as where the leg of a table is not properly bolted in
-Marketing defects; such as improper instructions that forget to say how long a device can stay on a charger
Negligence is the source of defective products. The negligent party should be held responsible so the affected party can receive compensation and that no other person gets hurt. An experienced attorney will be able to determine who the careless party and why. They will use the three categories of defects to determine this. The compensation includes, but is not limited to:
-Pain and Suffering
-Loss of work
Do not let a company get away with carelessness, especially if their mistakes hurt you. An experienced attorney can help fight this battle every step of the way. They will figure out what the source of your injury was and who should be held accountable. It will also be their duty to make sure you are not taken advantage of. If you or your loved one has been injured by a defective product, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola today. With John, you will have experience on your side.