Consumers have a right to expect the products they buy to be safe and to work as intended. When they don’t, things can go seriously wrong, and people can be hurt.
When a manufacturer or seller of a dangerous or defective product is held accountable for injuring a consumer, it’s called products liability. In fact, anyone who exposes a consumer to the dangers of a defective product – from the maker of the product, or its component parts, to the wholesaler and retailer – can be held responsible for that product and the injuries it causes.
Products can be defective in several ways:
Design: This means the manufacturer developed and designed the product with a defect.
Manufacturing: This is when a product is not made or assembled correctly-something went wrong in the manufacturing process.
Marketing: This is the case when products are not marketed with the necessary labels or accompanied by sufficient instructions for use, or if the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about dangerous aspects of the product.
The law states that every product should meet “the ordinary expectations” of a consumer. It should work as intended, and it should not put the consumer at risk for injury from hidden dangers. Those responsible for making and supplying defective products are held by the law to be responsible for the injuries they cause.
If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, consider contacting Terrell Hogan today.