Can I Sue a Manufacturer for Injuries Caused By a Defective Product?

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When you buy something at the store, you may be excited to open and start using it. Whether this is the latest technology or a new hygiene product, discovering it doesn’t work as intended can be disappointing, and you may feel like you wasted your money. However, this can be the best-case scenario when a product does not work. Unfortunately, many defective products can cause severe injuries. If you were injured by an item, ensuring you know how to recover the compensation you deserve is vital. The following blog explores what you must know and how a Prince George’s County defective product lawyer can assist you.

How Do Defective Products Happen?

Defective products can happen for a number of reasons. However, the two most common issues are design and manufacturing errors.

Design flaws are inherent issues with the blueprint of the product. For example, if a coffee maker gets too hot when brewing a full pot, it may cause the plastic material to melt or cause the machine to light on fire while in use. As such, the design is flawed, as it cannot support the function of the machine.

However, a manufacturing error is an issue with the product once it is in production. For example, the design of the coffee maker may be safe, but an issue with its construction may cause the machine to be dangerous. Whether this is using cheap material to cut corners or missing an essential electrical component when assembling the product, these can damage the user.

Finally, a less common form of malfunction occurs when a product can be dangerous when used incorrectly, but the manufacturer fails to include a warning label on the product. This can cause serious injuries, as the user does not have adequate safety information about the product.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained by a Defective Product?

If injured because of a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained. This is because it’s the manufactures responsibility to ensure the design and production of the product is safe and efficient. However, you may be able to hold additional people in the distribution chain liable for the injuries you’ve sustained.

Unfortunately, these defects can cause significant injuries. Many electrical products can overheat, causing the electrical components to start a fire or to melt the exterior of the product. As such, users can endure burns or electrocution as a result.

If you’re injured by a defective product, understanding how you can recover compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained is essential. Luckily, the team at McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt can help you receive justice. We believe negligent parties should be held liable for the injuries they inflict upon innocent individuals. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.

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