When a consumer's product is defective causing injury, they may file a product liability lawsuit in order to seek monetary damages. The lawsuit can be filed against the designer, seller, or manufacturer who's defective product caused the injury.
When a consumer files a product liability lawsuit, he must prove that the product caused an injury and that the product was defective. As part of proving that a defect existed, the consumer must prove that the product defect occurred during the manufacturing stage of production.
Products can be defective from the very beginning stages of production, design. If a product creates some risk of harm and an alternative design is available which is safer, the product is defective. If there is a flaw in the design stage, every product produced will be defective.
However, products can become defective during the manufacturing stage as well. Mistakes during the manufacturing stage are common. For example, if glass or other materials end up in the packaging of a food, the product is contaminated. These kinds of manufacturing mistakes can lead to serious injuries.
Apart from a product becoming defective during the process of manufacturing the product, product warning play a vital role in this type of lawsuit. If a manufacturer does not warn the consumer about a potential danger caused by the product, it is defective. Regardless of whether or not the consumer is using the product in the wrong way, if the misuse of a product is in any way foreseeable, a warning about dangers must be present.
A product can be defective in a number of different ways. For this reason it is important to have a skilled and aggressive personal injury attorney on your team. If a defective product injured you or a loved one, the Santa Barbara Injury Law Group has the experience you need to win your case. Call now to discuss your case before it's too late.