Thousands of people are injured by defective or dangerous products every year in the United States. This may include being injured in a car that has defective parts, being poisoned by a drug, or being hurt by a poorly manufactured toy. Here are three types of product defects for which manufacturers or suppliers may be held liable.
Flaws in the design of a product may make it dangerous or unsafe to use. A common example of a dangerous design flaw is found in cars that were made in the late 50s through the 60s, featuring chrome dashboards and instrument panels that reflected headlights or sunlight into drivers’ eyes. A driver injured in an accident involving one of these cars could have hired a product liability attorney in Jacksonville, TX to seek compensation for their injuries.
When errors are made or defective parts are installed on products on the assembly line, the manufacturer is responsible for any damages caused by these defects. Bad brakes, leaking fuel lines or loose fittings could result in injuries if the auto parts fail, fall off or catch on fire while the car is being driven. If you are injured in an accident because of an error at the manufacturer’s plant, a product liability attorney may take your case for compensation.
Even if a product is safe, the way it is promoted could lead to product liability claims. If drugs are promoted for off-label uses, are lacking safety warnings or have incorrect warnings, or simply didn’t come with sufficient instructions on how to use them properly, an attorney can help you if you have been injured or adversely affected by these errors. To find an attorney to take your case, visit Martinwalkerlaw.com.
Each state has a statute of limitations on claims, but a product liability attorney can determine if you can file a claim.